Title: Faculty of Medicine fonds
Extent: ca. 45 m of textual records. -- ca. 1000
Administrative History: The Faculty of Medicine
of the University of Manitoba was originally founded as the Manitoba
Medical College. Thirteen physicians, all graduates of established
Canadian or British medical schools petitioned the government and
received its charter in 1883. It was affiliated with the University
from its beginnings and its medical degree was granted by the University.
Manitoba was the only medical school in western Canada between 1883
and 1913 and one of only two M.D. granting schools until 1950. The
first Dean was James Kerr, a Belfast trained surgeon, who served
until 1900. He was followed by Henry Havelock Chown who was the
dominant administrative figure over the first seventeen years of
the new century. In 1919 the College became the Faculty of Medicine
within the University of Manitoba and Dr. J.W. Prowse became the
new Dean. From 1883 to 1937, the two executive bodies of the Faculty
of Medicine were the Medical Faculty and the Medical Faculty Council.
In 1937, the new University of Manitoba Act changed these to the
Medical Faculty Council and the Medical Faculty Council Executive.
The Faculty has responsibility for undergraduate medical education,
graduate training in the basic medical science, and post-graduate
clinical programmes. Since 1953, a School of Medical Rehabilitation
has been part of the Faculty. The administrative officers of the
Faculty are the Dean, the Associate Deans and the Department Heads.
Custodial History: The University of Manitoba
Faculty of Medicine Archives was officially established in 1974,
to draw together and organize the documents important to the history
of the Faculty. Accessions are brought in to the archives on a continuing
Scope and Content: While the bulk of the documents
originally collected were the official records of the Faculty from
1883 held by the Office of the Dean, some other early medically
related documents, artifacts and photographs were included. In addition,
a biographical collection detailing Manitoba faculty, graduates,
and some early practitioners was assembled from files held in departments
and the library. The sous-fonds include: central administrative
records, including staff records; departmental records; students;
admissions, examinations; undergraduate medical education; postgraduate
medical education; accreditation; continuing medical education;
graduate studies and research; finance; prizes, awards and special
funds; buildings and planning; affiliated hospitals; relations with
other organizations; relations with government organizations; archives;
history including biographies; and publications.
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on contents
of the fonds.
Restrictions: Some restrictions on the material
Finding Aid: A printed finding aid of the records
of the Dean of Medicine is available in the Archives reading room.
Databases of sous-fonds, photographs and the biographical series
are available at the Faculty of Medicine Archives in the Neil John