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Hospital Rules and Regulations 1900-[192-?]

Sub-series consists of rules and regulations for Hospital staff, patients and visitors issued by the CEO from time to time. Sub-series consists of two files:

2.27.1 General Rules for Medical Assistants 1900
2.27.2 Rules for Patients and Visitors [192-?]

Toronto General Hospital. Office of the President

Dr. W.G. Cosbie Papers 1965-1975

Sub-series consists of various materials relating to the publication of Dr. W.G. Cosbie’s history of the TGH: The Toronto General Hospital 1819-1965: A Chronicle Toronto: MacMillan, 1975. Dr. Cosbie contracted with the TGH Board of Trustees, through the Office of the President, to research and write the history. The Office of the President managed the editing and publication process. Copyright in the work belongs to the Toronto General Hospital.

Files 2.29.1 to 2.29.3 contain correspondence with Dr. Cosbie, editors, publishers’ representatives and others. Materials include a contractual agreement with MacMillan of Canada Ltd., reports by various editorial readers, and promotional materials.

File 2.29.4 contains editorial corrections made by Dr. Cosbie [1974?]. File 2.29.5 contains research notes and copies of various documents used by Dr. Cosbie. Files 2.29.6 to 2.29.9 contain the corrected typescript delivered by Dr. Cosbie to the Office of the President in November 1972.

Toronto General Hospital. Office of the President

Miscellaneous records 1864-1985

Sub-series consists of miscellaneous records created and collected by the Office of the President.

File 2.30.1 contains the following items:

  1. Letters from the Director, Venereal Disease Control to TGH Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, Medical re: TGH Special Treatment (Venereal Disease) Clinic, December 1943-February 1944
  2. Letter from TGH Physician-in-Chief to TGH Assistant Superintendent, Medical re: payment of honoraria to clinicians in TGH Special Treatment Clinic, March 1944
  3. Memoranda from TGH Assistant Superintendent, Medical to TGH Assistant Superintendent, Administrative re: payment of honoraria to clinicians in TGH Special Treatment Clinic, May 1946-April 1947
  4. Memorandum from TGH Assistant Superintendent, Administrative to Chairman, TGH Board of Trustees re: Province of Ontario grant to doctors serving in venereal disease clinics, February 1947
  5. Schedule of TGH Receipts and Disbursements of province of Ontario grant re: Venereal Disease clinics July 1, 1942-June 30, 1947
  6. Letter from Administrator, Wellesley Hospital to Chairman, TGH Board of Trustees re: oversight in auditor’s statement, May 1948
  7. Clarkson, Gordon & Co., Accountants, Financial Statements of TGH for year ended December 31st 1947
  8. List of TGH employees as at September 30, 1947, with marital status, job title, salary, dates of employment and birth
  9. [Superintendent’s?] memorandum of interviews with Dr. K.G. McKenzie re: proposed combined Neurological Division, April 1946
  10. Letter from Dr. K.G. McKenzie to Chairman, TGH Board of Trustees re: proposed improvements in Neurological Service, March 1947
  11. Letter from Dr. K.G. McKenzie to TGH Surgeon-in-Chief re: plan for expansion and improvement of the Division of Neurosurgery, September 1947
  12. Agreement between the Wellesley Hospital and Dr. K.P. Bonner re: radiology service, June 1947
  13. Copy of letter from Administrator, Wellesley Hospital to Chairman, Board of Trustees, Wellesley Hospital re: various issues of administration, May 1948
  14. Memorandum from TGH Assistant Superintendent, Administrative to TGH Superintendent re: fees and collections for Out-Patients’ Department, December 1947
  15. Letter from Mathers & Haldenby, Architects re: enclosing balconies on TGH buildings, May 1947
  16. Memorandum from TGH Assistant Superintendent, Administrative to TGH Superintendent re: expected retirement of certain employees, October 1948

File 2.30.2 contains the following items:

  1. List of committees of Medical Advisory Board, with Chairman and members, September 1950
  2. List of Heads of Medical Clinic, Out-Patient Department 1905-April 1950
  3. Out-Patient Clinic attendance statistics January 1 to August 31, 1949
  4. Out-Patient Clinic attendance statistics January 1 to August 31, 1950
  5. List of members of Joint Hospitals Relations Committee, 1949
  6. List of resident surgeons and Ward C senior surgeons during Dr. Norman Shenstone’s tenure as Head of Ward C Service in surgery, July 1 1922 to June 30, 1946
  7. Nurses’ Registration Act, R.S.O. 1937, c. 230
  8. TGH surgical residents 1921-1928
  9. Notes on history of the TGH and the Wellesley Division of the TGH, October 1949
  10. Agreement between the Board of Governors, University of Western Ontario and the Board of Trustees of Victoria Hospital and the Corporation of the City of London, December 1949
  11. Excerpts from minutes of [TGH Board of Trustees?] re: TGH Dental Clinic 1922-1947
  12. Instructions to Internes re: Coroner’s Cases [194?]
  13. General Regulations for the Guidance of Internes [194?]
  14. Memorandum of Agreement made between the Trustees of the TGH, the Chief Coroner, the Crown Attorney and the Chief Constable, with Extracts taken from the Coroner’s Act, for the Guidance of House Physicians [194?]
  15. Allocation of Public Beds, Wellesley Hospital, July 1949
  16. Staff and salaries of Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, July 1949
  17. Operating room fees, September 1949
  18. Charges to public ward patients for routine drug and laboratory services, April 1950
  19. Letter from Ontario Deputy Minister of Health to TGH Superintendent re: alterations to second floor, South Wing, Wellesley Division of the TGH, October 1949
  20. Superintendent’s correspondence with H.H. Angus and Associates Ltd., Consulting Engineers re: TGH Power House, June 1948-April 1949
  21. Letter from Comptroller, University of Toronto to Chairman, TGH Board of Trustees re: steam for new Charles H. Best Institute from TGH Power Plant, October 1949
  22. Copy of letter from Karel R. Rybka, Consulting Engineer, to Rosenberg & Smith, Barristers re: arrangements for TGH to undertake incineration of waste from Mount Sinai Hospital, September 1949
  23. Draft versions of Notice of proposed Change of By-Law Respecting the TGH Medical Staff to the Board of Governors of the University of Toronto, 1949
  24. List of staff doctors 1949-1950
  25. List of staff doctors 1950-1951

File 2.30.3 contains the following items:

  1. Revenue and Expense Statement
  2. Statement of Operating Revenue [for all Hospital departments]
  3. Statement of Departmental Expense [for all Hospital departments]
  4. Balance Sheet
  5. Statement of Departmental Expense - Department of Radiology
  6. Statement of Departmental Operating Revenue - Department of Radiology

File 2.30.4 contains the following items:

  1. Outline of the Administration of the TGH (with special reference to the Professional Service)
  2. Duties of the Assistant Superintendent, Medical
  3. Relation of the Superintendent of nurses to the Administration in various hospitals
  4. Notes on strategies for dealing with deficits in various hospitals
  5. Charts outlining proposed changes to the administrative organization of the TGH

File 2.30.6 includes the contents of a notebook found in Mr. R.W. Longmore’s desk following his retirement in 1957.

File 2.30.8 contains documents concerning the TGH’s sale of 514 Jarvis St. and the expropriation and demolition of 496 Sherbourne St., including correspondence, legislative orders-in-council, By-Laws, offers of sale and expropriation notices.

File 2.30.10 contains a copy of an unpublished typescript “The Life and Times of Dr. Christopher Widmer” by Dr. W.A. McFall, and related correspondence 1959-1962; and correspondence re: cleaning the TGH portrait of Dr. Widmer, 1954.

File 2.30.11 contains a pamphlet used in promoting the TGH Building Fund Campaign 1927-1933.

File 2.30.12 contains the following items:

  1. Summary of conditions of employment at TGH April 1938-December 1944
  2. Schedule of Employee Classifications and Salaries at TGH, January 1949
  3. Statement of Employee Classifications and Salaries at other Toronto and regional hospitals, May 1949
  4. Table of Wage Rates, 1947
  5. Schedule of Bi-Weekly Wage Rates, [194?]
  6. Schedule of Proposed Changes in Basic Wage Scales, draft and corrected versions [194?; before 1947]
  7. Collective Agreement between TGH and the Building Service Employees’ International Union, 1945
  8. Schedule of Basic Wage Changes at TGH 1932-1946
  9. Recommendations re: wage changes in Nursing Department by Mary E. Macfarland, Superintendent of Nurses, July 1946
  10. Comparative Pay Roll Summary March 1939-March 1945, showing salary increases

File 2.30.13 contains the following items:

  1. Summary of Analysis
  2. Analysis of Revenue
  3. Analysis of Operating Expenses
  4. Analysis of Salaries
  5. Analysis of Operating Expenses, Private Operating Rooms and Labour Rooms

File 2.30.16 contains statistics re: patient management at the TGH 1926-1966 [predominant 1964-1966], including daily census/ bed capacity figures; admission and discharge statistics; charts showing average length of patient stay, classified by medical department.

File 2.30.17 contains photographic clippings pasted in a notebook, including pictures of TGH buildings and staff. Many materials appear to relate to the history of professional nursing and nursing education at the TGH.

File 2.30.18 contains correspondence re: the Pathology Building, the Dunlap Building and the Banting Institute; the TGH Department of pathology; and a proposed autopsy service at TGH.

File 2.30.21 includes cancelled cheques, invoices and receipts documenting Hospital purchases of goods and services from various suppliers, 1918.

File 2.30.26 contains a copy of a special issue of Construction devoted to the new College St. site of the TGH, 1913, including photographs and architectural drawings.

File 2.30.36 includes announcement of retirement of Mary E. Macfarland as Director of Nursing and appointment of Jean Dodds as Acting Director of Nursing, [1960]; press clippings re: Miss Macfarland, 1960; and notice of appointment of Eileen Strike as Director of Nursing Service, 1971.

File 2.30.41 contains a register of TGH properties under rent [195?], prepared by the TGH Property and Endowment Department and maintained by the Office of the Superintendent. The register includes annotated plates from a City of Toronto atlas showing TGH properties under rent and accompanying textual descriptions of each property, including surveyed dimensions, nature of existing structure(s), terms and conditions of lease etc.

Toronto General Hospital. Office of the President

Toronto General Hospital Disaster Plans

Sub-series consists of copies of the TGH disaster plan as revised in 1958, 1962, 1967 and 1972. Maintenance, revision and distribution of the disaster plan was the responsibility of the Medical Director/ Assistant Superintendent, Medical under the title “Disaster Coordinator.”

Toronto General Hospital. Office of the Assistant Superintendent, Medical

Library Committee records

Sub-series principally contains the chairman’s correspondence with librarians, the Medical Advisory Board, the TGH Medical Staff Association, library patrons and others. The files also contain some of the minutes of Committee meetings.

Toronto General Hospital. Library Committee

Fact-Finding Committee re: Nursing Shortage records

Sub-series consists of the Committee’s final report, submitted to the Medical Advisory Board January 4, 1950, and a memorandum summarizing the Committee’s findings submitted by the Medical Advisory Board to the TGH Board of Trustees.

Toronto General Hospital. Fact-Finding Committee re: Nursing Shortage

Monitor

Sub-series consists of copies of Monitor, a community newsletter “for staff and friends of TGH.” Monitor was published monthly 1968-1982, then quarterly 1983-1989. Files are incomplete, especially for 1968-1973.

Toronto General Hospital. Public Relations Department

Newspaper clippings

Sub-series consists of newspaper clippings pertinent to the TGH supplied under contract to the Public Relations Department by the Canadian Press Clippings Service. Clippings are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Toronto General Hospital. Public Relations Department

TGH Sesquicentennial Celebrations

Sub-series consists of miscellaneous materials created and collected by the Public Relations Department in the course of planning and managing events in celebration of the Hospital’s 150th anniversary in 1979. Materials include correspondence, financial records, publications, advertising and fundraising literature, minutes of meetings and event programs.

Toronto General Hospital. Public Relations Department

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

Patient records

Sub-series consists of confidential medical records of patients treated by the Special Treatment Clinic. Files contain examination reports, patient histories, treatment records, prescriptions, and forms specific to the treatment and reporting of venereal disease.

Toronto General Hospital. Special Treatment Clinic

Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine records

Series consists of instructions to patients for performing rehabilitative exercises; sample blank forms used by the Department in testing patients for diagnostic purposes and in documenting patients’ treatments; blank forms and instruction sheets used in documenting and evaluating the employment activities of Department personnel; and miscellaneous materials (chiefly sample blank forms) used in conducting the daily business of the Department.

Toronto General Hospital. Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine

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

Division of Neurosurgery records

Series consists of admission registers kept by the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, April 1982-December 1989; personal and professional papers of TGH neurosurgeons 1934-1979; various materials relating to the opening of the new TGH neurosurgical unit, November 1958; correspondence and photographs relating to TGH chief neurosurgical residents 1931-1984; various papers of Dr. T.P. Morley, Head of the TGH Division of Neurosurgery 1962-1979; and miscellaneous records, including photographs of Jessie Young from 1998.

Series includes six sub-series:

22.1 Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit records
22.2 Neurosurgeons’ papers
22.3 Opening of Neurosurgical Unit
22.4 Chief Neurosurgical Residents
22.5 Dr. T.P. Morley papers
22.6 Miscellaneous records

Toronto General Hospital. Division of Neurosurgery

Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit records

Sub-series consists of admission registers kept by the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, April 1982-December 1989. Registers include patient names, dates of admission to TGH and to the Neurosurgical ICU, address, attending doctors’ names, patients’ date of birth and OHIP number, diagnosis, TGH history number, date of discharge or death and destination at discharge.

Toronto General Hospital. Division of Neurosurgery

Dr. T.P. Morley papers

File 22.5.1 contains correspondence, reports, proposals etc., created, received and collected 1965-1983 by Dr. T.P. Morley in his capacity as TGH Neurosurgeon-in-Chief (1962-1979) and thereafter concerning long-term planning and development of the TGH Division of Neurosurgery and the proposed Playfair Neurosciences Unit (established 1978 at the Toronto Western Hospital). File 22.5.2 contains a memorandum Dr. Morley prepared for his private information concerning his involvement in the TGH Task Force on Nursing 1969, and related developments in the administration of the TGH Nursing Department. File 22.5.3 contains copies of annual reports (1972/1973 to 1978/1979) of the University of Toronto Division of Neurosurgery, prepared by Dr. Morley in his capacity as Chairman of the Division. File 22.5.4 includes a memorandum Dr. Morley created for his private information concerning a meeting (November 29, 1968) of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Council at which was discussed the issue of “democratic Faculty representation on high levels of university government…[and on the] Borden Committee…[a standing committee of the Board of Governors of the University of Toronto charged with] deciding the future structure and fate of the medical school”.

Morley, T. P. (Thomas P.)

Miscellaneous records

File 22.6.1 contains 2 colour photographs of former TGH Neurosurgical operating room Head Nurse Jessie Young (taken in 1998), and the original key (1936) to Operating Room “D”, the first OR dedicated to neurosurgery at the TGH.

Toronto General Hospital. Division of Neurosurgery

Toronto General Hospital Bowling League records

Series consists of programs for the League’s annual banquets (1961-1974), a rule book (1974), and posters containing information about the history of bowling and of the League, and about the trophies awarded to League members.

Toronto General Hospital. Bowling League

The Toronto Hospital record group

  • CA ON00343 RG 1
  • Record group
  • 1986 - 2000

The record group includes 14 fonds:
TH 1. Nursing Education and Research Department fonds
TH 2. Department of Public Affairs and Communications fonds
TH 3. Status of Women Committee fonds
TH 4. Medical/Legal Affairs fonds
TH 5. Finance Directorate fonds
TH 6. Surgical Directorate fonds
TH 7. Medical Advisory Committee fonds
TH 8. Board of Trustees fonds
TH 9. Office of the President fonds
TH 10. Joint Hospital/University Relations Committee fonds
TH 11. Office of the Chief Operating Officer fonds
TH 12. Department of Strategic Planning fonds
TH 13. Office of the Executive Vice-President fonds
TH 14. The Toronto Hospital Auxiliary fonds

The Toronto Hospital

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