Fonds KGH 5999-30 - Kingston General Hospital Department of Ophthalmology fonds

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Kingston General Hospital Department of Ophthalmology fonds

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CA ON00153 KGH 5999-30

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  • 1958-1997 (Creation)

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3.62 m of textual records and other material

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In 1899, the Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat Department was formally established with Dr. J.C. Connell as its first head. Ophthalmology was inaugurated as a separate department in 1954, with Dr. D. Rosen at the helm. The Department offers tertiary care in retinal, medical retinal, glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology to the region. In addition, the Department provides diagnostic services for regional ophthalmologists and offers specialized programs of instruction beyond its regular teaching duties for interns, residents and clinical clerks. A nationally recognized Royal College-accredited residency program has been operated jointly by Queen's University Faculty of Medicine, Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital since the 1960s. Ophthalmology has functioned as one coordinated University Department at KGH and the Hotel Dieu Hospital. The Head of the Department is responsible to the hospital Chief of Staff and to the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University. Deputy Chiefs support the Department Head at both hospitals. They co-ordinate the patient care, teaching and research functions. Monthly departmental meetings are the primary decision-making forums. Other committees are Quality Assurance, Residency Training. The Department provides undergraduate, graduate and continuing education in ophthalmology. Undergraduate education involves training clinical clerks through rotations in the department. Graduate students participate in clinical rounds, Journal Club meetings and conferences. Alumni Day, lecture series and conferences are a few of the features of continuing medical education.

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The records of the Department of Ophthalmology were transferred to the Kingston General Hospital Archives located at Queen's University Archives in 1997 as part of the Administrative Records Management and Archives Program (ARMAP).

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Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, annual reports, and reports of committees. In addition, the fonds includes records pertaining to the meetings, task forces, activities of clinics, medical units, research and educational material reflecting the Department's varied administrative, patient care and teaching activities as well as its relations with outside agencies and Queen's University. Fonds consists of the following series: Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Kingston General Hospital (Ophthalmology), 1960-1993 2. Ophthalmology Committees, Meetings, Minutes, Annual Reports and Task Forces, 1966-1996 3. Department of Ophthalmology/Queen's University Faculty of Medicine, 1971-1994 4. Correspondence, Ophthalmology, 1958-1994 5. Ophthalmology Clinics, Medical Functions & Research, 1969-1995 6. Department of Ophthalmology External Relations, 1962-1991 7. Ophthalmological Education (Queen's University and Affiliated Teaching Hospitals), 1964-1997

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Open to researchers subject to the requirements of the Hospital’s Administrative Health Research Policy and Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA). Access to Queen's University records in the Department of Ophthalmology fonds may be subject to the University Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Guidelines. See Archivist.

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Finding aid available upon request.

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Drs. Rosen and Pinkerton fonds

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Further accruals are expected.

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