Fonds WCH-ANA - Women's College Hospital, Department of Anaesthesia fonds

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Women's College Hospital, Department of Anaesthesia fonds


  • [ca. 1920]-2003 (Creation)

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2.5 metres of textual records
16 medical instruments

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(1914 -)

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The Department of Anaesthesia of Women's College Hospital was formally established in 1914 under Dr. Margaret McCallum-Johnston, a graduate of the Ontario Medical College for Women, predecessor to Women’s College Hospital. Dr. McCallum-Johnston (1914-1935) held the position of Chief of Anaesthesia until 1935 and was then followed by Dr. Hannah Reid (1926-1931) and Dr. Ellen Blatchford (1931-1956); Dr. Evelyn Bateman (1956-1972); Dr. Edith Rogoman (1972-1982); Dr. Bronwen Gates (1982-1988) and Dr. Jean Kronberg (1988- ). In 1969, the Department of Anaesthesia was officially affiliated with the University of Toronto. The Department remains one of Women's College Hospital's first and longest running medical departments.

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Fonds consists of the records of the Department of Anaesthesia of Women's College Hospital from ca. 1920-2003. Fonds contains minutes, annual reports, departmental reviews, journal articles, instructional manuals, reports, correspondence, research data, and medical equipment. Fonds is comprised of the following series:
ANA-1 Departmental meeting minutes
ANA-2 Annual reports and reviews
ANA-3 Records of medical rounds
ANA-4 Journal articles
ANA-5 Historical profile
ANA-6 Department council minutes
ANA-7 Research data
ANA-8 Obstetrical anaesthesia equipment
ANA-9 Anaesthesia textbooks

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Further accruals are expected.

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Open to researchers subject to the requirements of Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and Women's College Hospital research policies. Please contact the archivist for further information.

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