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

By Edward Shorter

© 2013

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.

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  • Page Count: 992 pages
  • Illustrations: 50
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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.

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

By Edward Shorter

© 2013

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 992 pages
  • Illustrations: 50
  • Dimensions: 7.1in x 2.0in x 10.0in
  • Reviews

    ‘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
  • Author Information

    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.

  • Table of contents

    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

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