Godfrey, Charles. Inscribed.
Title AIKINS OF THE U OF T MEDICAL FACULTY.
Publisher Codam, Madoc, Ontario, 1998.
Seller ID 20050
341 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0968422608 B&w plates. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "(E)xplores the many factors which led to the establishment of the Medical Faculty, University of Toronto in which William Thomas Aikins played a leading role. Through the maelstrom of medical politics in the second half of the nineteenth century in Canada, W.T. Aikins emerges as the calm, steadfast leader who eventually triumphed over all obstacles and brought the University of Toronto Medical Faculty into being. To accomplish this, it was necessary to organize Ontario physicians, raise the competence and standing of medical practitioners and guide medical teaching through a crisis of faith, a revolution of physiology and a plethora of epistemologies of healing. His success set the stage for the initial wave of medical excellence in the province, which lead to the magnificent accomplishments of the first quarter of the twentieth century." Interior - soft bump at bottom edge of pages 323 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at bottom edge of rear cover. Very Good