- 1977-2001 (Creation)
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12 cm of textual records 40 computer disks: double sided, double density, soft sectored
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The Department of Surgery at Women's College Hospital was established in 1915 under the leadership Dr. Minerva Reid (1915-1926), Chief of Surgery. By 1920, the department was performing approximately 500 operations per year. The Department was next headed by the following Surgeons-in-Chiefs: Dr. Edna Guest (1926-1931); Dr. Kathleen Bartley (1931-1946); Dr. Jessie Gray (1946-1964); Dr. Marjorie Davis (1965-1976); Dr. Robert D. Henderson (1976-1988); Dr. Lavina Lickley (1988-1999). In 1999, Women's College Hospital amalgamated with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Orthopedic and Arthritic Institute to form Sunnybrook & Women’s College Hospital. During this time period, Women’s College Campus continued to maintain a Chief of Surgery. On April 1, 2006, Women's College Hospital regained its independent governance and became Ontario’s first and only ambulatory care hospital. The Ambulatory Surgical Services Program at Women's College Hospital performs a variety of surgical procedures including general surgery, plastic surgery focusing on breast cancer & breast reconstruction and urological procedures under the leadership of Dr. John Semple, Chief of Surgery.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of the records of the Department of Surgery of Women's College Hospital dating from 1977-2001. Fonds consists of departmental annual reports, reviews, strategic planning reports, patient education pamphlets and electronic disks containing the general department files. Fonds is comprised of the following series: SUR-1 Department of Surgery annual reports SUR-2 Department of Surgery reviews SUR-3 Department of Surgery strategic plans SUR-4 Surgical patient education pamphlets SUR-5 Department of Surgery electronic general files SUR-6 Records of S&W Department of Surgery
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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.