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an open-access archive of Canadian surgical history

This website is an open-access archive of historical media related to surgery in Canada. It is intended to be used as a research tool to locate historical information from hard-to-find sources, or on topics with little associated media. Articles published on this site, or in the associated T Space Archive, have been posted with permission of the copyright holders. Citations should refer to the journal, book, or website in which the articles were first published.

Dr. Vivian Mcalister, Editor

Dr McAlister

Dr. Vivian Mcalister, M.B., CCFP(C), FRCSC, FRCS(I), FACS is a surgeon at University Hospital London. He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. He is a member of the Canadian Forces Medical service and has deployed to Afghanistan and Haiti. He is a general surgeon with special interest in hepatobiliary, endobiliary, transplant and combat surgery. His research interests include fundamental and clinical research in these areas as well as the history of medicine. This website and the associated T Space archive is a project on which he has worked for several years.

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Marcy Maracle, Designer + Contributor

Marcy Maracle

Kah Entine Marcy Maracle, BSc., is a final-year medical student at Schulich School of Medicine. She has been part of the re-design of the History of Surgery website for three years.



What are you looking for?

You can search through historical resources including indexes, catalogues, encyclopedias, and artifact collections as well as archived medical journals, and media related to specific cultures. Below you will also find a link directly to the History of Surgery T Space Archive, which hosts unique media and documents, some which cannot easily be found elsewhere.
Note that some resources may require subscriptions; check with your institution for more information about access.

Research Archives
Medical Journals
T Space Archive
Culture Specific



Send the editor a message with your questions, comments, or copyright concerns.

London, ON
Phone: 519.663.2920
Email: vmcalist@uwo.ca