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Victoria University (Cobourg, Ont.). Department of Medicine fonds
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CA ON00357 2083
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18 cm of textual records
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The Department of Medicine was established in 1854 when John Rolph's medical school in Toronto became attached to Victoria College. In 1866, L'École de médecine et de chirurgie de Montréal also became affiliated with Victoria College. No classes were actually given in Cobourg, however the medical diplomas were issued by Victoria College/University because neither medical school was empowered to grant degrees on their own. The Department's Medical Board of Examiners was established in 1875 to examine students with certificates from medical schools who wished to obtain M.D. degrees. Dr. Uzziel Ogden taught on the Toronto Faculty for many years. The name of the Department was changed when Victoria University was constituted in 1884, and the Department ceased to exist when Victoria University became affiliated with the University of Toronto.
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Fonds consists of register of students in the Department of Medicine, 1858-1875; register of students examined by the Medical Board of Examiners, 1880-1892, including Uzziel Ogden's account with Victoria University; announcements (calendars), 1857-1883 (incomplete, and includes Montreal, 1878-1879 to 1881-1882); correspondence, reports and other records, 1855-1881 (includes Montreal 1878-1881); examinations, 1857; and medical diploma for James Edward Forfar, 1889.
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- Some material is available on microfilm.
- Scanned copies of microfilm are also available - see file level descriptions for links.
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No further accruals are expected.
For student records see also Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.) Registrar's Office fonds (Fonds 2049, Series 2, Subseries 1 - Registers, Directories, Marks).
For research into the history of medicine at Victoria, see also Lorna Fraser fonds (Fonds 2116).