Fonds WCH-MIC - Women's College Hospital. Department of Microbiology fonds

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Women's College Hospital. Department of Microbiology fonds


  • 1926-1937, 1966-1978, 1995 (Creation)

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24 cm of textual records

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(1920 -)

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In 1920 Women’s College Hospital established the Department of Laboratories and Dr. Vivian Marvin Laughlen (1920-1945) was appointed Chief of Laboratories. In 1945 Dr. Laughlen was followed by Dr. Eva Mader MacDonald (1945-1952); Dr. Alice Gray (1952-1980) and Dr. Ali H. Qizilbash (1980-1981). In 1981 the Department of Laboratories was divided into 2 new departments: the Department of Clinical Laboratories and the Department of Pathology. Dr. Kathleen Givan (1981-1992) was appointed Chief of Clinical Laboratories and was followed by Dr. Mary Vearncombe (1993-1999). In 1999 the name of the department was changed to the Department of Microbiology and Dr. Andrew Simor (1999- ) was named Chief of Microbiology.

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Fonds consists of the records of the Department of Microbiology of Women's College Hospital from 1926-1937, 1966-1978, 1995, formerly the Department of Laboratories and the Department of Clinical Laboratories. Fonds contains minutes, annual reports, lab results, employee time sheets and departmental strategic planning reports. Fonds is comprised of the following series: MIC-1 Blood chemistry registers MIC-2 Surgical pathology registers MIC-3 Employee time sheets MIC-4 Laboratory staff meeting minutes MIC-5 Annual reports of the Department of Laboratories MIC-6 Diagnostic services strategic plans

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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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