Physician at the Frontier: Development of Public Healthcare in Saskatchewan, Canada from 1915 to 1965

Published September 28, 2013 | No responses yet
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On July 1st, 1962 two-thirds of physicians in the Saskatchewan locked their practices, commencing a strike against the Province’s newly enacted Medical Care Insurance Act. The debate about whether public healthcare would meet the needs of populations extends back into the beginning of the last century. These protests culminated after five decades of changing medical
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Wilder Penfield and the Rise of Modern Neurosurgery

Published April 28, 2011 | No responses yet
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“Neurologists should push their investigation into the neurologic mechanism associated with consciousness and should inquire closely into the localization of that mechanism without apology… To make such an inquiry is to ask a very old question, as is shown by the following quotation from the Book of Job: Surely there is a vein for the
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Maude Abbott and the Holmes Heart

Published March 18, 2011 | One response so far
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Today is the 142nd birthday of an amazing Canadian researcher and physician– Dr. Maude Abbott. It’s hard to sum up in a few words just how awesome this lady was. Briefly, she was orphaned as a child and was raised by her grandmother. After graduating high school, she joined one of the first groups of
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Marzieh Ghiasi