File B1978-0024 - Hughes, Francis Norman (oral history)

Francis Norman Hughes (oral history) [audio part 1] Francis Norman Hughes (oral history) [audio part 2] Francis Norman Hughes (oral history) [audio part 3]

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UTA 5001-B1978-0024


Hughes, Francis Norman (oral history)


  • Oct-Dec 1978 (Creation)

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6 sound tape reels (266 mins.)

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Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto.

Norman Hughes earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy (PhmB) degree from the University of Toronto in 1929, a second Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Purdue University in 1940, and a Master’s degree in physiology from the University of Toronto in 1944.

In 1938 Norman Hughes joined the teaching faculty of the Ontario College of Pharmacists, the body that provided pharmacy undergraduate education in Ontario until 1953. He served as assistant dean of the Ontario College of Pharmacists School from 1948 to 1950 and as dean of the School in 1952. He was instrumental in moving the BScPhm program from the College to the University of Toronto in 1953, at which time the Faculty of Pharmacy was created. He was the Faculty’s first dean and served in this position until his retirement in 1973

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Oral history interview conducted by Paul A. Bator. Discusses family history, apprenticeship in pharmacy in the 1920s, history of Ontario College of Pharmacy and its relation with the University of Toronto. Particular subjects discussed include curricula changes and developments in undergraduate, graduate and technicians programs, evolution of the profession and the development of specializations, influence of World War II on the profession, rleations with professional associations and development of pharmaceutical research, and post-war expansion in education with particular reference to the University of Toronto and the profession.

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