SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children

byDavid Wright, The Hospital for Sick KidsForeword byMary Jo Haddad

November 16, 2016|
SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children by David Wright
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Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children is the most famous medical institution in Canada. In addition to being the largest pediatric centre in North America, it has earned an international reputation for clinical care and research that has influenced generations of health care practitioners across the country and around the world. In a very real sense, hospital staff have touched the lives of tens of thousands of children and their families.

SickKids has an equally remarkable history - from its humble origins in rented houses in Victorian Toronto, the Hospital would flourish to become an influential paediatric institution, pioneering Pasteurization, the Iron Lung for Polio, Pablum, the Mustard Procedure for 'Blue Babies', and the discovery of the gene for Cystic Fibrosis. It would also be the site of two of most famous medical controversies in modern Canadian history -- the suspected murder of two dozen babies in the early 1980s and, more recently, the whistle-blowing controversy involving the research scientist, Nancy Olivieri.

David Wright’s History of The Hospital for Sick Children chronicles this remarkable history of the SickKids, including its triumphs and tragedies, its discoveries and dead-ends. In doing so, Wright has crafted a compelling and accessible history of SickKids that anchors Toronto's children's hospital within the broader changes affecting Canadian society and medical practice over the last century.

David Wright is Professor of History and Canada Research Chair in the History of Health Policy, McGill University Mary Jo Haddad is a visionary and energetic health care executive. She is currently a Senior Associate and CEO Mentor with Kilberry Leadership Advisors and the former president and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children.
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Title:SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick ChildrenFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:480 pages, 10 X 7 X 1 inShipping dimensions:480 pages, 10 X 7 X 1 inPublished:16 novembre 2016Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:144264723X

ISBN - 13:9781442647237

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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