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Histories of Canadian hospitals and schools of nursing


West and North

"In this work, when it shall be found that much is omitted, let it not be forgotten that much likewise is performed."
Samuel Johnson, A dictionary of the English language. (London. 1755)

LAST UPDATED: 17 November 2018


Though this is primarily a listing of the histories of individual hospitals or schools of nursing, there are a few general books which merit inclusion.

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  Agnew, G. Harvey. Canadian Hospitals, 1920 to 1970, A Dramatic Half Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1974.
  Canada. Natural Resources Intelligence Branch.  Military hospitals in Canada [1914-1918].   [S.l. : s.n., 1919?] 1 v. : map.
  Couanier de Launay, E.-L. (Etienne-Louis), Histoire des réligieuses Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph, France et Canada. Paris : Société générale de librairie catholique, 1887. 2 v. ill.
  Drapeau, Stanislas. Histoire des institutions de charité de bienfaisance et d'éducation du Canada: depuis leur fondation jusqu'à nos jours. Ottawa?: s.n.], 1887. 1er volume: Hopitaux  --  1877 ( Only one volume was ever published.) Digitised by CHAC
  Dubé, Viateur, and André Paradis. Essais pour une préhistoire de la psychiatrie au Canada, 1800-1885, suivi d'une anthologie de textes. [Trois-Rivières]: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Dép. de philosophie, 1977. Recherches et théories no 15.
  Gagan, David Paul, and Rosemary R. Gagan. For Patients of Moderate Means: A Social History of the Voluntary Public General Hospital in Canada, 1890-1950. McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society, 13. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002.
Indian Hospitals Geddes, Gary, Medicine unbundled : a journey through the minefields of indigenous health care. Victoria ; Vancouver ; Calgary : Heritage, 2017.
  Goldin, Grace. Work of Mercy: A Pictorial History of Hospitals. Ontario, Canada: Associated Medical Services, 1994.
Indian hospitals Lux, Maureen K. Separate beds : a history of Indian hospitals in Canada, 1920s-1980s. Maureen K Lux. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2016.
  McPhedran, N. Tait. Canadian medical schools : two centuries of medical history, 1822 to 1992. Montréal : Harvest House, 1993.
  Meijer Drees, Laurie, Healing histories : stories from Canada’s Indian hospitals / Laurie Meijer Drees. Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, c2013.
  Moran, James E. Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth-Century Quebec and Ontario. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000.
  A Retrospect of Fifty Years of the House of Providence, Kingston, Ontario, 1861-1911. Kingston, Ont.?: s.n., 1912. [Includes information on the Providence General Hospital (Datsland, AB), St. Francis de Sales General Hospital (Smith's Falls, ON), St. Vincent de Paul Hospital (Brockville, ON) and the House of Providence in Kingston.] Available as microfiche in
  Stalwick, Harvey Noel. A history of asylum administration and lunacy legislation in Canada before confederation. 330 leaves in various foliations ; 26 cm. Ph.D. (London) thesis 1969, LSE.
Catholic hospitals Chronologie de l'établissement des hôpitaux canadiens tenus par des communautés religieuses, 1639-1945. Marie de Ste-Alix, soeur S.C.I.M.; Association catholique des hôpitaux des États-Unis et du Canada. Conférence de Québec. Québec : Association catholique des hôpitaux des États-Unis et du Canada, Conférence de Québec = Catholic Hospital Association of the United States & Canada, 1945. 8p. ( Series: Cahier (Association catholique des hôpitaux des États-Unis et du Canada. Conférence de Québec #3.)
Catholic hospitals Doyle, M. G. The Story of the Catholic Hospitals of Canada. Ottawa, Ont: Catholic Hospital Association of Canada, 1964?. 49 pages. (Historical sectiont of a doctoral thesis 'The Catholic hospitals of Canada' submitted to the Faculty of Canon Law of the University of Ottawa in 1964. (A "chronologie", part of this publication, was separately published by the Association Catholique des hopitaux des Etats-Unis et du Canada: Conference de Quebec. Cahier #3. It has been digitised by CHAC). . Digitised by CHAC
Catholic hospitals One legacy through time : compassion, community, innovation, 1857-2007. Rosemary MacGilchrist; Mary Anne McCarthy, Sister; Beth Johnson; Emily Dawson; Andrea McGilvray; [Toronto, Ontario] : [Providence Healthcare], [2007]
Church of England hospitals Church of England in Canada. Church Hospitals in the Canadian Mission Field of the Church of England in Canada. Toronto: Missionary Society, Church of England in Canada, 1936.
Presbyterian Church hospitals Presbyterian Church in Canada. The Royal Road. (Edited by Muriel J. Gray), Toronto: Bryant Press, 1927.
Shriners Hospitals Shimberg, Elaine Fantle. A Heritage of helping : Shriners hospitals. Tampa, FL : Shriners Hospitals for Children ; c1996. 197 p. Spine title: Heritage of helping : 1922-1997 Shriners hospitals.
Shriners Hospitals Van Deventer, Fred. Parade to glory : the story of the Shriners and their hospitals for crippled children / by Fred Van Deventer. New York : Morrow and Toronto, George J. McLeod Limited, 1959
United Church hospitals Burrows, Bob. Healing in the Wilderness: A History of the United Church Mission Hospitals. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Pub, 2004.

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