- [ca. 1920]-2003 (Creation)
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2.5 metres of textual records
16 medical instruments
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The Department of Anaesthesia of Women's College Hospital was formally established in 1914 under Dr. Margaret McCallum-Johnston, a graduate of the Ontario Medical College for Women, predecessor to Women’s College Hospital. Dr. McCallum-Johnston (1914-1935) held the position of Chief of Anaesthesia until 1935 and was then followed by Dr. Hannah Reid (1926-1931) and Dr. Ellen Blatchford (1931-1956); Dr. Evelyn Bateman (1956-1972); Dr. Edith Rogoman (1972-1982); Dr. Bronwen Gates (1982-1988) and Dr. Jean Kronberg (1988- ). In 1969, the Department of Anaesthesia was officially affiliated with the University of Toronto. The Department remains one of Women's College Hospital's first and longest running medical departments.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of the records of the Department of Anaesthesia of Women's College Hospital from ca. 1920-2003. Fonds contains minutes, annual reports, departmental reviews, journal articles, instructional manuals, reports, correspondence, research data, and medical equipment. Fonds is comprised of the following series:
ANA-1 Departmental meeting minutes
ANA-2 Annual reports and reviews
ANA-3 Records of medical rounds
ANA-4 Journal articles
ANA-5 Historical profile
ANA-6 Department council minutes
ANA-7 Research data
ANA-8 Obstetrical anaesthesia equipment
ANA-9 Anaesthesia textbooks
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Further accruals are expected.
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Conditions governing access
Open to researchers subject to the requirements of Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and Women's College Hospital research policies. Please contact the archivist for further information.
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Finding aid is available upon request.