AFMC-AMS Wendell MacLeod Memorial Lecture
In response to a request in 1992 from Dr. Harvey Barkun, Executive Director of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) for funding of a named lectureship at the 50th anniversary meeting of the Association in 1993, AMS decided to establish this lectureship on an ongoing basis with a grant of $25,000. In this AMS was pleased to acknowledge the contributions of AFMC to medical education in Canada and to recognize Dr. Wendell MacLeod’s foresight and leadership in launching AFMC. (Dr. MacLeod was a McGill grad in the time of Norman Bethune, and became dean of the new medical school at Saskatchewan prior to launching AFMC.) This lecture has since become the highlight of the AFMC annual meeting and is usually presented as part of the opening ceremony. The 2016 lecture took place on Saturday, April 16th in Montreal. David Naylor, Professor of Medicine and President Emeritus, University of Toronto presented Medical Education in Transition: Accountable to Whom and for What?
Queen’s University/Boyd Upper Award
Established in 1988, The Boyd Upper Award recognizes the many contributions of Dr. Upper (Queen’s Meds 1958) to AMS and the history of medicine in Canada. Dr. Upper was a member of the AMS Board of Directors from 1976 until 199, becoming President and CEO in 1996. Awarded on the basis of outstanding achievement in history of medicine research to undergraduate students in any medical year in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. The prize allows recipients to attend medical conferences, namely the History of Medicine Days in Calgary.
2017 Recipients: Hissan Butt, Prabhpreet Kaur Hundal, and Adam Mosa.
2016 Recipients: Prabhpreet Kaur Hundal, Jatinderpreet Singh, Stanislav Pasyk along with Calvin Santiago and Nicolas Biasutti
Royal Society of Canada/Jason Hannah Medal
The Jason A. Hannah Medal was established in 1976 by the Royal Society of Canada with assistance from AMS, through its Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine. The medal was established to honour AMS founder, Dr. Jason A. Hannah, and to bring recognition to the work of Canadian research in the history of medicine.
The medal is now awarded every two years for an important Canadian publication in the history of medicine. In this context, the word “Canadian” refers to the citizenship or residence of the author, or to a content clearly relevant to Canadian medicine and health care. The award is normally made for a book published in the two years preceding its nomination.
2017 Recipient: Dr. Maureen Lux
Museum of Health Care at Kingston
AMS is pleased to support the Museum of Health Care at Kingston. The Museum of Health Care strives to preserve the material history of our medical and health care past with the goal of enhancing understanding of the history of health and health care, particularly in Canada. First conceived in 1988, the Museum was born in 1991 when they began to build their collections of medical and general health from across Canada. The Museum acquires, conserves, researches, displays and interprets artefacts to help tell these stories. The collection now boasts more than 35,000 artefacts. The Museum also serves as a primary resource for scholarly work in the history of health care. Located in the historic Ann Ballie Building, the former nursing-student residence at Kingston General Hospital, the Museum offers educational and family programs alongside its numerous exhibitions and events. In addition, in 2016 the Museum of Health Care will be offering many special events to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.
Thomas Fisher Library
The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, located at the University of Toronto, houses the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, founded in 1955. The Library has large and comprehensive holdings in the history of medicine, particularly anatomy, obstetrics, dentistry and Canadian medical history. The Jason A Hannah Collection in the History of Medicine was donated to the library in 1974 and has since been supported through annual donations towards acquisitions. The core of the Hannah Collection was formed with the purchase of a large portion of the library of the Medical Society of London. Since then the collection has grown and currently stands at about eleven thousand items. It is one of the three major collections in the history of medicine in Canada.
Canadian Medical Lives/Sir William Osler Book Distribution
In the 1980s AMS published a series of biographies of 24 distinguished Canadians known as Canadian Medical Lives. It constituted an importantly scholarly resource on the history of medicine and healthcare.
One of those titles, on the life of Sir William Osler, continues to serve a role in medical education today. Sir William Osler, a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of John Hopkins Hospital, created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training. He has frequently been described as the “Father of Modern Medicine”. AMS distributes the story of his life to all Anglo and Francophone first year medical students in Canada every year. This volume has been viewed by most as an inspiration and a tangible link between the ideals as exemplified by Osler and the new cadre of medical students. It represents the history of medicine of which the new students will now be a part.
Allan Brown: Portrait of a Tyrant – Kingsmill, A.B.
Anderson Ruffin Abbott: First Afro-Canadian Doctor – Newby, Dalyce
Bill Mustard: Surgical Pioneer – Dunlop, Marilyn
Brock Chisholm: Doctor to the World – Irving, Allan
Clarence Hincks: Mental Health Crusader – Roland, Charles G.
David M. Baltzan: Prairie Doctor – Clemence, Verne
Duncan Graham: Medical Reformer and Educator – Kerr, Robert B. & Waugh, Douglas
Earle P. Scarlett: A Study in Scarlett – Musselwhite, F.W.
Emily Stowe: Doctor and Suffragist – Mary Beacock Fryer
Francis A.C. Scrimger, V.C.: Beyond the Call of Duty – Kingsmill, Suzanne
Harold Griffith: The Evolution of Modern Anaesthesia – Bodman, Richard & Gillies, Deirdre
Harold Nathan Segall: Cardiologist and Historian – Roland, Charles G.
J.C. Boileau Grant: Anatomist Extraordinary – Robinson, Clayton L.N.
Jean I. Gunn: Nursing Leader – Reigler, Natalie
Joe Doupe: Bedside Physiologist – Moore, Terence
Leanad Albert Miller: Public Servant – Martin, John R.
Maude Abbott: Dr. Maude Abbott and the Foundation of Heart Surgery – Waugh, Douglas
R.G. Ferguson: Crusader Against Tuberculosis – Houston, C. Stuart
R.M. Bucke: Journey to Cosmic Consciousness – Rechnitzer, Peter A.
Sir Charles Tupper: Fighting Doctor to Father of Confederation – Murray, T. Jock and Murray, Janet
William Boyd: Silver Tongue and Golden Pen – Carr, Ian
William Henry Drummond: Poet in Patois – Lyons, J.B.
William R. Beaumont: Mechanical Genius – Smith, Julian A.