Frontiers of medicine: a history of medical education and by Elise Corbet

By Elise Corbet

In 1913, Dr. Henry Marshall Tory tested the college of Alberta scientific college with a unmarried school member and simply 27 scholars. this is often the tale of the faculty's growth from those modest beginnings to the world-class amenities and schooling it deals at the present time.

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During the first few years, he taught bacteriology and a clinical laboratory course, and later gave a course in medical history. He had a great love for the history of medicine and offered an annual prize to the medical school for the best essay on that subject. 47 He is perhaps best remembered for his book Early Medicine in Alberta, The First Seventy-Five Years, published by the Alberta Division of the Canadian Medical Association in 1947. J. Bertram Collip, who would later bring great fame to Alberta's medical school through his participation in the purification of insulin, arrived in 1915.

Graduates of the three years given in Alberta were accepted at these two eastern universities without further examination. The First Faculty Members Dr. Daniel G. Re veil was the first member of the medical faculty to be hired specifically for the medical school—the other professors were already employed by the university in their own disciplines. He was also the only medical doctor on the faculty council that first year. Revell graduated initially in arts and taught school for several years before returning to the University of Toronto to take a medical degree.

His hair was well brushed and glossy (the students strongly suspected it was dyed), and he wore a pince-nez, attached by a long ribbon to his jacket. His own chauffeur drove him to class in a large limousine, and when he arrived at the Medical Building, usually late, he was often accompanied by a small poodle dog. His manner was dignified and courtly, and he spoke with perfect diction. Artistic by nature, he painted and did needlepoint. He was also a Greek scholar and frequently quoted from mythology.

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