Books – Medical History

  • Managing Madness

    Weyburn Mental Hospital and the Transformation of Psychiatric Care in Canada

    Erika Dyck (Author), Alex Deighton (Author)

    Seeing beyond an asylum’s walls.

    Published September 2017 | History, Medical History

  • A Culture’s Catalyst

    Historical Encounters with Peyote and the Native American Church in Canada

    Fannie Kahan (Author), Erika Dyck (Editor)

    Psychiatrists, peyote, and the Native American Church of Canada.

    Published May 2016 | Indigenous Studies, Medical History, Religion

  • Piecing the Puzzle

    The Genesis of AIDS Research in Africa

    Larry Krotz (Author)

    A history of the first and longest running HIV/AIDS research team in Africa.

    Published May 2012 | History, Medical History

  • Psychedelic Psychiatry

    LSD on the Canadian Prairies

    Erika Dyck (Author)

    The little-known history of groundbreaking LSD research in Tommy Douglas’ Saskatchewan.

    Published March 2012 | History, Medical History

  • A Very Remarkable Sickness

    Epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670 to 1846

    Paul Hackett (Author)

    Although new diseases had first arrived in the New World in the 16th century, by the end of the 17th century shorter transoceanic travel time meant that a far greater number of diseases survived the journey from Europe and were still able to infect new communities. These acute, directly transmitted infectious diseases – including smallpox, influenza, and measles — would be responsible for a monumental loss of life and would forever transform North American Aboriginal communities. Historical geographer Paul Hackett meticulously traces the diffusion of these diseases from Europe through central Canada to the West.

    Published November 2002 | Critical Studies in Native History, History, Indigenous Studies, Medical History

  • The Iron Rose

    The Extraordinary Life of Charlotte Ross, MD

    (Author)

    Charlotte Ross (1843-1916) belonged to the first generation of women to practice medicine in Canada and was Manitoba’s first qualified woman doctor.

    Published January 1992 | Gender Studies, History, Medical History, Women’s Studies

  • Tell the Driver

    A Biography of Elinor F.E. Black, MD

    Julie Vandervoort (Author)

    A biography of Dr. Elinor Black (1905-1982), the first Canadian woman to gain membership in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London.

    Published January 1992 | Gender Studies, History, Medical History, Women’s Studies