Series TG 18 - Cardiovascular Investigation Unit records

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Cardiovascular Investigation Unit records

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CA ON00343 TG fonds-TG 18

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  • 1960-1965 (Creation)
    Toronto General Hospital. Cardiovascular Investigation Unit

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7 cm of textual records.

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The Unit opened in September 1956, located on the 9th floor of the Private Patients Pavilion (Bell Wing). It was an interdepartmental, joint medical and surgical unit for the investigation and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The Unit was initially headed on an alternating basis by Dr. W.G. Bigelow and Dr. W. Greenwood. Dr. R. Gunton and Dr. R. Heimbecker were appointed as the first full-time staff members of the Unit.

The Unit was greatly expanded in 1961, with a staff of 7 cardiologists, 3 radiologists, 2 peripheral vascular specialists, 4 surgeons, 2 anaesthetists, 1 cardiovascular specialist and 7 research fellows. Dr. Douglas Wigle became Director of the Unit in July 1964.

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Series consists of patient registers containing patient names and vital statistics, notations on treatments performed or recommended, diagnoses, and prognosis/follow-up recommendations.

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The records in this series were transferred to the Archives at an uncertain date from an unknown source, and were accessioned in August 1998.


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Access to the records contained in this series is restricted for 120 years; see file list for details.

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Last Updated: April 3, 2013. Added to Archeion April 4, 2013.

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  • English

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