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Social History of Medicine in 19th Century Canada

When:
February 4, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where:
Meeting Room 1, North York Central LIbrary
5120 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6L4
Canada
Cost:
$40 ($35 for OGS members)
Contact:
Toronto Branch, OGS1-800-658-6497E-mail
Categories:

A TWO-SESSION COURSE, TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 4 AND 11

This course is a short lecture series that first looks at life and death and the role of medicine in Canada in the nineteenth century, then examines the revolution in Canadian medical education from 1875 to 1920 that extended life span and professionalized medicine and medical training.

Imagine being born in 1850 in Canada. What were your chances of celebrating your first birthday?  Grave markers tell a sad tale of many children’s deaths.  What diseases, rare today, were common killers then?  And when you got sick, was the treatment worse than the disease?  Your doctor, if there was one nearby and you could afford to see him, had few medicines or treatments available to him because medical training was very basic.

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Instructor: Marianne Fedunkiw
Dr. Marianne Fedunkiw is a Toronto historian, writer and playwright.  She is the author of two books including Rockefeller Foundation Funding and Medical Education in Toronto, Montreal and Halifax (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005) and more than 75 articles on topics ranging from ice hockey to medical history.  She has a PhD in medical history and an MA in journalism and did a fellowship at University of Oxford (UK).  She has written for The Globe and Mail, Maclean Hunter publications and was part of the team that started The Discovery Channel in Canada.  Marianne currently teaches at Glendon College (York University) and works as a communications consultant within the university and healthcare sectors.

Accessibility
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Registration
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