collection 1594 - Thomas P. Morley fonds

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UTA 1594


Thomas P. Morley fonds


  • 1924-2008 (Production)

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1.7 m of textual and graphic records (17 boxes)

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Thomas Patterson Morley was born in Manchester, England in 1920. He graduated in medicine (B.M., B. Ch.) from University of Oxford in 1943. He served in the Medical Branch of the Royal Air Force from 1944 to 1947. Following the war, he practiced medicine in England where he was a neurosurgical resident to Sir Geoffrey Jefferson, Manchester Royal Infirmary. associate professor at the University of Toronto in 1953. From 1953 to 1960 he was on the staff of Sunnybrook Hospital (neurosurgery). In 1962 was was promoted to assistant professor and the following year was named senior surgeon and chief of the Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto General Hospital. He was promoted to full professor in 1973. Dr. Morley was secretary of the Canadian Association of Neurosurgeons of the Canadian Neurological Society form 1959-1964, member and councilor of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society in 1965-1966 and president in 1971-1972. Dr. Morley retired from practice and the University of Toronto in 1985.

During his career, Dr. Morley was the author (or co-author) of numerous scientific articles relating to neurosurgery published in scientific journals such as the British Medical Journal, Canadian Medical Association Journal, the Canadian Journal of Surgery. Following his retirement he continued to publish articles on neurosurgery, as well as on medical history. From 1987-2000 he was editor for the series Canadian Medical Lives produced by the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine. In 2004 he published his biography of Dr. Kenneth G. McKenzie relating to the founding of neurosurgery in Canada.

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This fonds documents Thomas Morley’s activities as editor for the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine’s Canadian medical lives project as well as his authorship of the biography Kenneth G. McKenzie 1892-1964: the Founding of Neurosurgery in Canada (2004). It also partially documents his activities at the Toronto General Hospital, and its affiliate, the University of Toronto, Department of Surgery including his research, teaching and publications. Finally this fonds also documents Dr. Morley’s interest and writings in the history of Canadian neurosurgery.

This fonds will be of interest to researchers of Canadian medical history especially as it pertains to neurosurgery, the Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.

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Specific files in Series 1 and 8 are restricted. See Series access note for further details. All other records are open.

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Press clippings and facsimile communication(s) printed on heat-sensitive paper have been reproduced for conservation reasons and dated [reproduced in 2001].

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-Marie-Josée Lévesque,Sept. 2001; Revised by Marnee Gamble Dec. 2006, Oct. 2010
-Added to AtoM by Karen Suurtamm, April 2016




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