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Zussman, Ezra

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/56886607/
  • Person
  • 1900-1973

Zuckerman, Bencion

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/53151776782918011520/
  • Person
  • 1895-1942

Zoref, Ephraim

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/90771132/
  • Person
  • 1903-1990

Zisling, Aharon

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/21996882/
  • Person
  • 1901-1964

Zber, Fiszel

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/34351238/
  • Person
  • 1909-1942

Zak, Eugene

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/27991397/
  • Person
  • 1884-1926

Yankel, Jacques

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/59090790/
  • Person
  • 1920-2020

Wolf, Gustav

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/37712151/
  • Person
  • 1887-1947

Wiesel, Elie

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/108176447/
  • Person
  • 1928-2016

Weinrich, Max

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/37098314/
  • Person
  • 1894-1969

Williams, Edith Bickerton

  • Person
  • 1899-1979

Edith Bickerton Williams, known to all as "Bud", was born in Toronto on 24 June,1899. She was educated for ten years at "Glen Mawr", a private school for girls run by a Miss Veal. She entered University College as an Arts student in the fall of 1916, but did not find the program much to her liking and failed second year. In approximately 1925, she went to Britain to work in a bank. Her mother tried to persuade her to stay, but she returned to Canada in 1927. At some point in the 1920s, Williams was diagnosed with a mild case of tuberculosis. Subsequently, she raised poultry in Aurora for ten years before deciding to attend the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. Williams graduated in 1941, the second woman in Ontario to do so, and then set up her own practice in Toronto (675 St. Clair Avenue West).

In the late 1930s, Bud moved in with her lifelong partner Frieda Fraser. The house they shared, on the Niagara escarpment near Burlington, had been purchased by Frieda's mother some years earlier and inherited by Frieda after the death of her grandmother.

At the end of December,1976, Bud suffered a severe stroke and made only a partial recovery, never leaving hospital for long. She died in 1979.

Fraser, Frieda Helen

  • Person
  • 1899-1994

Frieda Helen Fraser was born in Toronto on 30 August,1899. She was educated at home, 67 Madison Avenue, until the age of fifteen and then spent three years at Havergal College. She entered University College in the fall of 1917, receiving her BA in 1922, having specialized in physics and biology. She went on to medical school, receiving her MB three years later. In the summer of 1925, she moved to New York where she took her internship at the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. She then moved to Philadelphia to complete her post-doctoral training in chest diseases under Dr. Muriel McPhedran at the Henry Phipps Institute, University of Pennsylvania.

Frieda returned to Toronto in 1928 to accept the positions of research associate in the Connaught Laboratories and demonstrator in the Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine in the School of Hygiene. Her slow rise through the ranks was typical for a woman of her time, though she advanced further than most. In 1929, her appointment as a demonstrator in hygiene was made part-time while she concentrated more on her research at the Connaught. In 1933, she was promoted to lecturer (part-time) in the Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine and full-time the following year. In 1936, she became an assistant professor and an associate professorship followed after the outbreak of the Second World War. Her appointment as a full professor came in 1949 and in 1955, she was appointed Professor of Microbiology. Dr. Fraser retired in 1965.

Trained as a bacteriologist, she worked closely with her brother Donald for much of her career. After his death in 1954, she was involved in a special research project to develop an antigen for tuberculosis. She taught preventive medicine in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programmes for more than thirty years.

Dr. Fraser was an amateur artist who included drawings and sketches in her correspondence, research notes, and on stray pieces of paper. Her dedication to gardening is also evidenced through the records. She shared the linguistic skills of her family, being fluent in German and French. In the late 1930s Frieda moved in with her lifelong partner Edith Williams (“Bud”). The house they shared, on the Niagara escarpment near Burlington, had been purchased by Frieda's mother some years earlier and was inherited by Frieda after the death of her grandmother. Frieda died in a nursing home in Burlington, Ontario on 29 July,1994, shortly after she was forced to leave her beloved home.

Fraser, Donald Thomas

  • Person
  • 1888-1954

Donald was born 27 September, 1888 and graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA (1912) and an MB (1915). Following active service in World War I, he joined the University's Antitoxin Laboratory (later the Connaught Laboratories), where he was eventually appointed Assistant Director. In 1920 he was appointed to the staff of the Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and helped develop the School of Hygiene. In 1932 he became a full professor and de facto head of the Department, succeeding Dr. Fitzgerald in 1940.

A bacteriologist, he was "an enthusiastic proponent of the use of vaccines and antitoxins." In the early 1920s he "assisted in the research to improve the production of insulin", "was a member of the team that perfected diphtheria toxoid," and was also keenly interested in tetanus, scarlet fever, and whooping cough. Dr. Fraser introduced the science of microbiology into the curriculum, and was a widely respected teacher, fluent in French and German. He died in 1954.

Weingart, Joachim

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/20571594/
  • Person
  • 1895-1942

Weinbaum, Abraham

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/308267303/
  • Person
  • 1890-1943
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