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Manitoba medicine [electronic resource] : a brief history /
Ian Carr and Robert E. Bearmish ; photographs selected by Joseph Connor.
imprint
Winnipeg, Manitoba : University of Manitoba Press, c1999.
description
xi, 256 p. : ill., ports.
ISBN
0887556604 (alk. paper), 9780887556609 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Winnipeg, Manitoba : University of Manitoba Press, c1999.
isbn
0887556604 (alk. paper)
9780887556609 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10512805
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [236]-251) and index.
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Summaries
Description for Reader
For many Canadians, the state of our health care and medical system is at the top of the public agenda. By following the growth and development of modern medicine in one Canadian province, Manitoba Medicine provides an insight into where our present medical system came from and how it developed. Beginning with a description of some early Aboriginal healing practices and of the physicians of the Red River Settlement, Manitoba Medicine follows the struggles in the 1870s to establish what would become the first medical college and the first major hospitals in Western Canada. It chronicles the fight for public health in the 1920s, the development of health insurance and medicare after WWII, and medicine's role in fighting the 1950 Winnipeg Flood and the polio epidemic of the late 1950s. Manitoba Medicine also provides vivid accounts of many of the individuals who built Manitoba's medical system, including early educators like Swale Vincent, pioneering women physicians such as Charlotte Ross, important researchers like Bruce Chown, and colourful private practitioners such as Murrough O'Brien.
Description for Reader
For many Canadians, the state of our health care and medical system is at the top of the public agenda. By following the growth and development of modern medicine in one Canadian province, Manitoba Medicineprovides an insight into where our present medical system came from and how it developed. Beginning with a description of some early Aboriginal healing practices and of the physicians of the Red River Settlement, Manitoba Medicinefollows the struggles in the 1870s to establish what would become the first medical college and the first major hospitals in Western Canada. It chronicles the fight for public health in the 1920s, the development of health insurance and medicare after WWII, and medicine's role in fighting the 1950 Winnipeg Flood and the polio epidemic of the late 1950s. Manitoba Medicinealso provides vivid accounts of many of the individuals who built Manitoba's medical system, including early educators like Swale Vincent, pioneering women physicians such as Charlotte Ross, important researchers like Bruce Chown, and colourful private practitioners such as Murrough O'Brien.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Hippocrates on the Redp. 3
Healing and Pestilence in the North West: By Bay and Redp. 9
Foundationsp. 23
The New Century: Cleaning Up the Messp. 51
Interruption in Hell: The First World Warp. 75
Between the Wars: Health and Medicinep. 79
Between the Wars: The Medical School and Specialistsp. 99
Return to Hell: The Second World Warp. 123
Medicine After the Second World Warp. 129
Since the Wars: Ivory Towersp. 153
Since the Wars: The Specialistsp. 173
Organized Medicinep. 207
Epiloguep. 219
Population and Disease Statisticsp. 225
Officials of Manitoba Medical Institutionsp. 228
Notesp. 233
Select Bibliographyp. 236
Select List of Manitoba Medical Biographiesp. 250
Indexp. 252
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