Fonds 0034 - University of Toronto. Department of Biochemistry fonds

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UTA 0034


University of Toronto. Department of Biochemistry fonds


  • 1919-1980 (Creation)

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3.96 m of textual and graphic material (29 boxes)

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The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto was founded in 1907-08, with Prof. Archibald Byron Macallum, who was head of the Physiology Department, as its first chairman. It was the first biochemistry department in Canada and one of the first in the world. Prof. Macallum is credited with the organization and extension of the Medical School at Toronto in the early 1900’s and he was a strong advocate for the construction (1902-1904) of the original Medical Building, on the third floor of which the Department of Biochemistry was housed for 60 years.

It became a division of the Faculty of Medicine in 1921.

For a detailed history of the Department, see

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This fonds contains 6 accessions from the Department of Biochemistry. See accession-level descriptions for details.

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Restricted ; Subject to review under "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act"

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