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Acts and By-Laws

Sub-series consists of legislative bills and acts pertaining to the Toronto General Hospital, and by-laws adopted by the TGH Board of trustees and sanctioned by the Provincial Lieutenant-Governor in Council.

Administrative records

Sub-series consists of minutes of clinic staff meetings, policy statements and medical notes issued by clinic administrators for the direction of staff in providing treatment and complying with Ontario Department of Health regulations and procedures concerning the reporting and treatment of venereal disease cases, correspondence of the Director of the Clinic, and statistics compiled by the Clinic documenting the volume and type of treatment provided.

Toronto General Hospital. Special Treatment Clinic

Ambulatory Care Committee Minutes

Series consists of minutes from the Ambulatory Care Committee and its various subcommittees and/or related committees. Series also includes copies of presentations given to the Committee by various departments within the hospital.

File 7.5.1 includes minutes from the Community Culture Conscious Subcommittee and the House Staff-Liaison Committee. File 7.5.2 includes minutes from the Community Services Subcommittee. File 7.5.3 includes minutes from the Emergency Subcommittee. File 7.5.4 includes minutes from the Executive Committee of the Medical Advisory Board. File 7.5.5 includes minutes from the Community Service Subcommittee. File 7.5.6 includes minutes from the Community Services Subcommittee.

Toronto General Hospital. Ambulatory Care Committee

Annual General Meeting minutes

The first Annual General Meeting for the University Health Network occurred on September 15th, 1999. Series includes the contents of a binder labeled “Annual General Meeting Minutes Jun 1947-2005”. This binder included minutes of the University Health Network’s Annual General Meetings (1999-2005) as well as the minutes of the Annual Meetings of the Subscribers of its predecessor corporations The Toronto Hospital (1987-1998) and the Toronto General Hospital (1947-1986). The original purpose of these meetings was to elect Trustees. The annual meeting was extended to several meetings in 1947 and 1949 due to a lack of nominations. Minutes from September 17, 1997 are missing. Most minutes are signed originals.

University Health Network. Board of Trustees

Annual Reports

Sub-series consists of annual reports prepared and published by the Board of Trustees. Reports contain such information as lists of administrative and medical staff; statistics and/or departmental reports illustrating major hospital functions, services and activities; summary reports by the chairman of the Board of Trustees, the hospital’s chief executive officer, and the Director of the TGH School of Nursing; annual financial statements outlining the hospital’s revenues and expenses; photographs and illustrations depicting hospital buildings, facilities, services and staff.

From ca. 1920-1926 the TGH annual report was published in the form of a report by the Superintendent entitled “For the Common Good” (see files TG 2.1.4 to TG 2.1.6). From ca. 1926-1951 no annual report was published by the TGH.

File 1.2.8 contains TGH annual reports for the years 1905-1908 which were restored and bound together in November, 1988.

Toronto General Hospital. Board of Trustees

Applications for Internships

Sub-series consists of applications for positions on the intern staff, including academic transcripts, photographs, and personal and professional letters of reference.

Toronto General Hospital. Office of the Assistant Superintendent, Medical

Archives and Historical Committee

Series consists of minutes, correspondence, historical records and photographs created or collected by the Archives and Historical Committee. Material from the Department of Medical Photography and files from the Public Relations Photo and Slide Library are interspersed within these files. Some of this may be due to the dual roles of Committee members, but in the case of files 2.8.49 to 2.8.57 they appear to be files borrowed by the Chair of the Committee. No attempt has been made to rearrange these files according to their original provenance.

File 2.8.1 includes 2 photographs of Nuclear Cardiology from the early 1980s.

File 2.8.2 contains a photograph of a construction site at TGH in July 1977 and a patient handbook from TGH from [198-?].

Files 2.8.10 to 2.8.13 were originally kept in one binder and probably belonged to Peter Edwards, who was at one point Chairman of the Historical Committee. File names are taken from the divider titles.

File 2.8.16 includes a guide for the della Robia style plaques which hung in the Outpatient Clinical in the Mulock/Larkin Wing of the Toronto General Hospital.

File 2.8.30 includes copies of photographs from the 1940s that were made in 1978.

Bell Wing and Clinical Services Building photographs

Series consists of photographs documenting the destruction of the TGH Bell Wing and the construction of the Clinical Services Building. These photographs were taken by Dr. Cowan from his offices across the street at Cancer Care Ontario (620 University Avenue, Toronto, 15th and 13th floors) from May 2001 to July 2003, in order to document the event. Eight of these pictures were used by UHN’s Public Affairs Department at the official opening of the Clinical Services Building. Photographs had been arranged by Dr. Cowan in a binder entitled <i>Toronto General Hospital Pictures Before & After</i> and divided by film number and date. These divisions are reflected in the file titles.

Board of Trustees fonds

Fonds includes eight series of minutes:

8.1 TGH/TTH Board of Trustees minutes
8.2 Toronto Western Hospital Board of Trustees Minutes
8.3 Toronto Western Hospital Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Members
8.4 Audit Committee minutes
8.5 Clinical Quality Assurance Committee minutes
8.6 Finance Committee minutes
8.7. Human Resources Committee minutes
8.8 Planning Committee minutes

The Toronto Hospital. Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees records

Series consists of annual lists of appointments to the TGH medical staff; TGH annual reports; minutes of meetings of the Board and its subcommittees; correspondence; lists of members of the Board; materials relating to special events and ceremonies at the TGH; legislative acts and by-laws pertaining to the TGH; visitors registers; and documents pertaining to the management of property owned by and/ or endowed to the TGH. The series includes ten sub-series:

TG 1.1 Medical Staff Appointments
TG 1.2 Annual Reports
TG 1.3 Minutes
TG 1.4 Correspondence
TG 1.5 Membership Lists
TG 1.6 Special Events and Ceremonies
TG 1.7 Acts and By-Laws
TG 1.8 Visitors Registers
TG 1.9 Properties and Endowment
TG 1.10 Executive Committee records

Toronto General Hospital. Board of Trustees

Cardiovascular Investigation Unit records

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

Toronto General Hospital. Cardiovascular Investigation Unit

Chief Neurosurgical Residents

Sub-series consists of individual photographs of TGH Chief Neurosurgical Residents 1932-[198?]; correspondence between the former Residents and Dr. T.P. Morley 1980-1984, chiefly concerning the photographs; lists of TGH neurosurgical residents 1931-1980; and humorous verses composed for the Residents’ annual Christmas skits [195?]-1960.

Correspondence

Sub-series consists of correspondence to and from members of the Board of Trustees, legal counsel for the Trustees, and the Board Secretary. The greatest part of the materials contained in this Sub-series is correspondence from the chairman of the Board with subscribers to the TGH Building fund 1918-1934, including lists of subscribers and their commitments, letters of acknowledgment, receipts, subscription cards and invoices.

Toronto General Hospital. Board of Trustees

Correspondence & Administration

Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence accumulated by William Louth who served as TTH Executive Vice-President from 1986 to1992. Most files relate to the TGH/TWH Merger.

Correspondence and position papers

Series consists of correspondence and position papers regarding Princess Margaret Hospital’s relocation and the merger between Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. The material related to the Princess Margaret Hospital relocation was compiled while Dr. Cowan was Chair of the Oncology Coordinating Council at the University of Toronto. The material related to the TGH-TWH merger is from Dr. Cowan’s time as Head of the Department of Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. Opinions on the proposed merger had been requested of the Chairs of Clinical Departments in the Faculty of Medicine by the Dean of Medicine, University of Toronto in 1985. Each head of a hospital’s Department of Medicine were sent copies.

Dr. Cowan organized these files with both names and numbers. File titles retain Dr. Cowan’s original titles and his file numbers are included at the end of the file titles in brackets. Arrangement is according to Dr. Cowan’s original numbering. There were two different files numbered 23. Files 1-21 and 37 were not donated to the Archives.

Correspondence with Medical Advisory Board

Sub-series consists of correspondence between the Assistant Superintendent, Medical and the Medical Advisory Board concerning the medical management of the Hospital.

Sub-series has three files:
3.2.1. Correspondence, 1941
3.2.2. Correspondence, 1942
3.2.3. Correspondence, 1943

Toronto General Hospital. Office of the Assistant Superintendent, Medical

Department of Microbiology records

Series consists of the Department’s annual reports for the years 1985-1986 and 1986-1987, detailing the Department’s clinical and research activities.

Toronto General Hospital. Department of Microbiology

Department of Nutrition Services records

Series consists of various materials created and maintained by the Department of Nutrition Services including a certificate of completion from the pupil dietitian course (1918), newsletters, Christmas dinner menus, course outlines from the Dietetic Internship Program, and programs from graduation and retirement dinners.

Toronto General Hospital. Department of Nutrition Services

Department of Public Affairs and Communications fonds

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by The Toronto Hospital Department of Public Affairs and Communications. The fonds includes 12 series:

2.1 The Toronto Hospital annual reports
2.2 Caring
2.3 Correspondence
2.4 Photographs
2.5 News Releases
2.6 Medical Staff Bulletins
2.7 Canadian Museum of Health and Medicine
2.8 Archives and Historical Committee
2.9 Miscellaneous publications and minutes
2.10 Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital
2.11 Western Hours
2.12 Scrapbooks

The Toronto Hospital. Department of Public Affairs and Communications

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