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Dr. Donald Henry Cowan fonds

  • CA ON00343 DHC
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2011, predominant 1985-2011

Fonds consists of correspondence, position papers, photographs and biographical files created or accumulated by Dr. Cowan during his professional and academic career, as a member of various committees and as a result of his interest in the history of medicine. Fonds includes correspondence and position papers relating to the Princess Margaret Hospital’s relocation and the merger between Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital in the 1980s. Fonds also includes correspondence with Dr. O. Harold Warwick, biographical files on key players in the history of cancer care in Ontario including slides from talks given and copies of papers written, and photographs documenting the destruction of the Bell Wing and the construction of the Clinical Services Building at the Toronto General Hospital.

Fonds is arranged into 3 series:

1) Correspondence and position papers
2) Biographical files
3) Bell Wing and Clinical Services Building photographs

Cowan, Donald Henry

Dr. O. Harold Warwick fonds

  • CA ON00343 OHW
  • Fonds
  • 2006-2008

Fonds consists of letters, cards and photographs documenting the relationship between Dr. O. Harold Warwick and former patient Archibald (Archie) Reid. In addition, fonds also includes two copies of an unpublished memoir by Mr. Reid entitled “Diary of an Illness” which recounts Mr. Reid’s experience of cancer. The second copy of this manuscript includes Dr. Warwick’s editorial comments. A photocopy of the case of A.R. as published in Tilden C. Everson and Warren H. Cole, Spontaneous Regression of Cancer (W. B. Saunders Company, 1966) is also included.

Warwick, Orlando Harold

Dr. W.G. Bigelow fonds

  • CA ON00343 0094
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1993

The Dr. W.G. Bigelow fonds consists of 21 series of textual records documenting the life and work of the pioneering Canadian heart surgeon, medical researcher, and co-developer of the cardiac pacemaker, Dr. Wilfred G. Bigelow:

0094-1 Appointment books
0094-2 Medical textbooks
0094-3 Case histories
0094-4 Medical conference programs
0094-5 Patient/surgery lists
0094-6 General patient files
0094-7 Correspondence
0094-8 Experimental and clinical research files
0094-9 Lectures and speeches
0094-10 Diagnoses and procedures
0094-11 Medical research grants-in-aid
0094-12 Professional Societies, Associations and Committees
0094-13 Toronto General Hospital files
0094-14 Medical insurance accounts
0094-15 University of Toronto files
0094-16 Medical journal publications
0094-17 Meetings
0094-18 Japanese publications on hypothermia research
0094-19 Travel files
0094-20 Medical office expenses
0094-21 Income tax returns

Collectively, the materials comprising this fonds illustrate virtually every aspect of Dr. Bigelow's personal and professional life as a surgeon and hospital division head, academic instructor and researcher, clinical investigator, author, lecturer, medical conference presenter and panellist, and member of numerous medical societies and medical/scientific committees.

In particular the fonds provides information about Dr. Bigelow's contributions to the advancement of cardiac surgery and the treatment of heart disease, especially his central accomplishments in contributing to the innovation and development of the surgical use of hypothermia in open-heart surgery and the electrical artificial cardiac pacemaker.

Bigelow, W. G. (Wilfred Gordon)

Edward Shorter fonds

  • Fonds
  • [after 1978]-1994, predominant 1994

Fonds was accumulated within a nine-month period in 1994 as part of the research material for A Century of Radiology in Toronto (1995). Fonds consists of photocopied newspaper clippings, obituaries, curriculum vitae and speeches; a family history written by Eleanor Sanson Ash; transcripts of interviews with Doctors Judith Ash, Ghnes Ege, Jennifer Ingram and Alan Richards; a manuscript of an unpublished biography of Dr. Gordon E. Richards by Margaret Mason Shaw; and other textual materials relating to the history of radiology and the life and work of Doctors such as Clifford Ash, Gordon Richards and Vera Peters.

Shorter, Edward

Grace Hospital ephemera collection

  • Collection
  • 1919

The Grace Hospital ephemera collection is an assembly of material in various formats that have been accumulated by the UHN Archives from a variety of disparate sources including, but not limited to, family members of former staff or students, other repositories, or anonymous donations. Collection consists of photographs and objects. Material in the collection relates to the history of the Grace Hospital and its predecessor, the Toronto Homeopathic Hospital, and its staff or students including the Grace Hospital Training School for Nurses. Material is arranged by accession. No particular order has been imposed by the Archivist.

File 1 contains a 1912 graduation photograph from Grace Hospital Training School for Nurses. File 2 contains the nursing graduation pin for Bernice Marie Charters.

Grace Hospital (Toronto, Ont.)

Mary E. Clarke fonds

  • CA ON00343 MEC
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1940

Fonds consists of 4 file folders of lecture notes that Mary took while a student at the Toronto Western Hospital Training School for Nurses. While mostly hand-written notes and sketches, some typewritten class handouts, publications, and exam booklets are also included. Each original file folder was annotated on the front to indicate contents or provide personal comments about the course. The portion of the original file folder with Mary’s personal annotations have been included within the contents of the corresponding file. These records are significant as they represent the learning experience of a typical nursing student from the Toronto Western Hospital in the late 1930s.

File 1.2 includes the booklet “Intestinal and Bowel Management” copyright 1928, Deshell Laboratories, Inc., Chicago; The Toronto Family Court Report for the Year 1939; and copies of the Examination for the Registration of Nurses in the Province of Ontario from 1930, 1935, 1937, 1939, and 1940.

File 1.4 includes notes on professional problems, ethics, two case histories and an exam paper.

Murphy, Mary Elizabeth

Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital fonds

  • CA ON00343 OCI fonds
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1997

Fonds consists of minutes from various hospital committees, correspondence, administrative and research reports, memorandums, publicity photographs, and reports and architectural drawings regarding hospital planning and construction. Records relate to the administrative, teaching and research activities of the various divisions of the hospital. Fonds is arranged into two sousfonds and five series:

Sousfonds
1) Board of Trustees of the Ontario Cancer Institute
2) Medical Advisory Committee

Series
1) Division of Hospital Services records
2) Director of the Ontario Cancer Institute records
3) Division of Physics records
4) Division of Biological Research records
5) Division of Clinical Services records

The arrangement of the series reflects the organizational structure as it was in 1957. Since no official policy for records transfer existed, fonds is incomplete.

Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital

Princess Margaret Hospital ephemera collection

  • CA ON00343 PMH-EC
  • Collection
  • ca. 1950-1996

The Princess Margaret Hospital ephemera collection is an assembly of material in various formats that have been accumulated by the UHN Archives from a variety of disparate sources including, but not limited to, family members of former staff or students, other repositories, or anonymous donations. Collection consists of textual records, photographs and other material. Material in the collection relates to the history of the hospital, its staff or students.

Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital

The Toronto Hospital ephemera collection

  • CA ON00343 TTH-EC
  • Collection
  • 1986-1996

The Toronto Hospital ephemera collection is an assembly of material in various formats that have been accumulated by the UHN Archives from a variety of disparate sources including, but not limited to, family members of former staff or students, other repositories, or anonymous donations. Collection consists of textual records. Material in the collection relates to the history of The Toronto Hospital. Material is arranged by accession. No particular order has been imposed by the Archivist.

Collection consists of a photocopy of the Act to amalgamate TGH with TWH, and various hospital newsletters, guidelines, formularies and reports.

The Toronto Hospital

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

Toronto General Hospital ephemera collection

  • CA ON00343 TGH-EC
  • Collection
  • 1874-2011

The Toronto General Hospital ephemera collection is an assembly of material in various formats that have been accumulated by the UHN Archives from a variety of disparate sources including, but not limited to, family members of former staff or students, other repositories, or anonymous donations. Collection consists of textual records, publications, photographs and objects. Material in the collection relates to the history of the hospital, its staff or students.

File 2 contains a recipe for Butter Soup, directions for making lactic acid milk from culture, and notes on letterhead for Dr. Miriam A. Brick.

File 12 includes photos of J.R.F. (Frank) Mills, Bruce Tovee, Wallace Scott, Roche Robertson, L.C. Mongomery, J.A. MacFarlane, and an Oxford Vaporizer (Anaesthesia Machine).

File 14 includes pictures of Drs. E.H. Botterell, K.G. McKenzie and Tom Morley, from Neurosurgery, and Dr. Mary Tom from Neuropathology.

Toronto General Hospital

Toronto General Hospital fonds

  • CA ON00343 TG fonds
  • Fonds
  • 1822 - 1989

Fonds consists of the records of the administrative office and bodies of the Toronto General Hospital in addition to those of various medical departments. The fonds includes 36 series:

TG 1. Board of Trustees records
TG 2. Office of the President records
TG 3. Office of the Vice President, Medical Affairs records
TG 4. Medical Advisory Board records
TG 5. Ontario Institute of Radiotherapy records
TG 6. Department of Radiology records
TG 7. Public Relations Department records
TG 8. Special Treatment Clinic records
TG 9. Middle Management Group records
TG 10. Medical Staff Association records
TG 11. Department of Microbiology records
TG 12. Office of the Director of Utilization and Special Services records
TG 13. Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine records
TG 14. Interdisciplinary Task Force of Behavioural Sciences and Allied Groups records
TG 15. Medical Records Department records
TG 16. Social Service Department records
TG 17. Nursing Department records
TG 18. Cardiovascular Investigation Unit records
TG 19. TGH Pharmacopoeia
TG 20. Office of the Supervisor, In-Patient Accounts records
TG 21. Vascular Bank records
TG 22. Division of Neurosurgery records
TG 23. Administrative Council records
TG 24. Department of Nutrition Services records
TG 25. Miscellaneous Publications
TG 26. Toronto General Hospital Bowling League records
TG 27. Biochemistry records
TG 28. Office of the Chief Operating Officer records
TG 29. Toronto General Hospital Foundation records
TG 30. Toronto General Hospital Auxiliary records
TG 31. Certificates and Diplomas
TG 32. Finance Department records
TG 33. Plans and Architectural Drawings
TG 34. Toronto Hospitals Steam Corporation records
TG 35. TGH House Staff photographs
TG 36. TGH Photography Department negatives

Toronto General Hospital

Toronto Western Hospital School of Nursing September Class of 1946 fonds

  • CA ON00343 TWS
  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 2007

Fonds consists of a scrapbook started by the Class President of the 1946 September Class, Margaret Smith, as well as a letter to the UHN Archives from class member Joyce Kinslow, outlining the origins of the scrapbook. The scrapbook was originally kept in a binder. Ms. Smith kept the scrapbook up to date for a span of 60 years by having a page or pages dedicated to each graduate. Graduates would send pictures and notes to Margaret throughout the years for inclusion on their page in the scrapbook. The scrapbook would be shared and updated at class reunions and subsequently came to be held by Joyce Kinslow. Affixed to the pages of the scrapbook are photographs, letters, typed and handwritten entries, business cards, announcements, newspaper clippings, obituaries, menus for official gatherings, and a commemorative booklet, <i>The Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Toronto Western Hospital’s Diamond Jubilee 1898-1958</i>.

Toronto Western Hospital. School of Nursing. September Class of 1946

Toronto Western Hospital ephemera collection

  • CA ON00343 TWH-EC
  • Collection
  • 1909-1976

The Toronto Western Hospital ephemera collection is an assembly of material in various formats that have been accumulated by the UHN Archives from a variety of disparate sources including, but not limited to, family members of former staff or students, other repositories, or anonymous donations. Collection consists of photographs and publications. Material in the collection relates to the history of the hospital, its staff or students. Material is arranged by accession. No particular order has been imposed by the Archivist.

File 1 includes photographs of TWH Residents, ca. 1937.

Toronto Western Hospital

Toronto Western Hospital fonds

  • CA ON00343 TW fonds
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1986

The fonds is arranged into 27 series:

TW 1. Board of Governors/Board of Trustees records
TW 2. Office of The Superintendent records
TW 3. Medical Staff records
TW 4. Department of Nursing records
TW 5. School of Nursing records
TW 6. Toronto Western Hospital Auxiliary records
TW 7. Grace Hospital records
TW 8. Personnel records
TW 9. Publications
TW 10. Internal Committee files
TW 11. Photographs
TW 12. Building Campaign records
TW 13. Architectural plans and drawings
TW 14. Dr. Augusta Stowe-Gullen papers
TW 15. Dr. Lionel T. Armstrong papers
TW 16. Arthur J. Swanson papers
TW 17. Dr. G. Harvey Agnew papers
TW 18. Department of Radiology records
TW 19. Department of Medicine records
TW 20. Dietary/ Food Services Department records
TW 21. Department of Anaesthesia records
TW 22. Department of Pathology research study
TW 23. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine photographs
TW 24. Department of Obstetrics And Gynecology Annual Report
TW 25. Research Office reports
TW 26. Miscellaneous records on the hospital’s history
TW 27. Department of Finance records

Toronto Western Hospital

University Health Network ephemera collection

  • CA ON00343 UHN-EC
  • Collection
  • 1999-2018

The University Health Network ephemera collection is an assembly of material that have been accumulated by the UHN Archives from a variety of disparate sources including, but not limited to, family members of former staff or students, other repositories, or anonymous donations. Collection consists of publications and reports. Material in the collection relates to the history of the University Health Network.

University Health Network

University Health Network record group

  • CA ON00343 RG 2
  • Record group
  • 1941-2018

The record group includes the following fonds:

UHN 1 Policy and Codes Development fonds
UHN 2 Board of Directors fonds
UHN 3 Public Affairs & Communications fonds
UHN 4 Nutrition Services fonds
UHN 5 Radiation Medicine Program fonds
UHN 6 Research fonds
UHN 7 Health Records Services fonds
UHN 8 [undesignated]
UHN 9 Office of the President and Chief Executive Officer fonds
UHN 10 Medical Affairs fonds

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