Partnership for Excellence: Medicine at the University of Toronto and Academic Hospitals

Partnership for Excellence: Medicine at the University of Toronto and Academic Hospitals

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By Edward Shorter
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2013
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992 Pages 50 Images
ISBN 9781442645950
Published Jul 2013
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The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine is North America’s largest medical school and a major health consortium, boasting nine affiliated teaching hospitals and a network of research institutes. It is where insulin was pioneered, stem cells were first discovered, and famous physicians from Vincent Lam to Sheela Basrur began their careers. But despite all its major accomplishments, the faculty’s impressive history has never before been comprehensively documented.

In Partnership for Excellence, senior medical historian and award-winning author Edward Shorter details the Faculty of Medicine’s history from its inception as a small provincial school to its present day status as an international powerhouse. Deeply researched through front-line interviews and primary sources, it ties the story of the faculty and its teaching hospitals to the general history of medicine over this period. Shorter emphasizes the enormous concentration of intellectual energy in the faculty that has allowed it to become the dominant force in Canadian medicine, home to a legion of medical pioneers and achievements.

Edward Shorter is the Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Written in the Flesh: A History of Desire, shortlisted for the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. He is also a two-time winner of the Royal Society of Canada’s Hannah Medal for writing in the history of medicine.

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 To the Corner of College and University

Chapter 3 An Afternoon in October 1903

Chapter 4 Getting Going

Chapter 5 Big Deeds

Chapter 6 Surgery

Chapter 7 The Surgical Subspecialties

Chapter 8 Medicine

Chapter 9 The Medical Subspecialties

Chapter 10 The Children’s Hospital

Chapter 11 Research

Chapter 12 An Academic Health Sciences Complex

Chapter 13 Cancer Care

Chapter 14 Neuroscience and Psychiatry

Chapter 15 Anatomy

Chapter 16 Physiology/Banting and Best/Biochemistry/Pharmacology/Nutrition

Chapter 17 Medical Biophysics/Biomedical Engineering/Immunology

Chapter 18 Laboratory Medicine (Pathology/Microbiology/Pathological Chemistry)

Chapter 19 Ophthalmology/Otolaryngology

Chapter 20 Anesthesia/Radiology

Chapter 21 Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Chapter 22 New Talent/Mount Sinai Hospital/Women’s College Hospital

Chapter 23 Rehabilitation

Chapter 24 Family and Community

Chapter 25 Hospitals: Toronto General Hospital/St Michael’s Hospital/Toronto/Western Hospital/Sunnybrook Hospital

Chapter 26 New Ideas

Chapter 27 Student Life and Learning

Chapter 28 Molecular Medicine

Chapter 29 The Deans

Chapter 30 Epilogue

‘This book’s great usefulness is as a reference tool. But there can be no doubt that it is an extremely useful and comprehensive reference book.’

Elsbeth Heaman, Canadian Historical Review, vol 95:02:2014