Dalhousie Medical School celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018. This is the story of the noble goals of a handful of dedicated doctors who came together at a physician's office to plan a medical school. They outlined a curriculum, assigned teaching roles, successfully applied to be a medical faculty of Dalhousie College, and began teaching the first class of twelve students. It was not an easy journey, one complicated over the years by war, politics, and natural disaster.
In this richly detailed book, Dr. Jock Murray, a former dean of the medical school, looks at the struggles and errors, as well as the triumphs of the school. Filled with over 75 historic photos and dozens of informative sidebars, though aimed primarily at former students and faculty, Noble Goals, Dedicated Doctors is an accessible narrative that will appeal to anyone interested in the storied institution's vast history.
Dr. Jock Murray is the former Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University. He was a founder of the Dalhousie MS Research unit. He was president of the Consortium of MS Centers, the Canadian Association of Medical Colleges, the Canadian Neurological Society, the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, the American Osler Society, and chairman of the American College of Physicians. He received many awards for contributions to MS, medical education, medical humanities and medical history, and awarded five honorary degrees. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and received the Order of Nova Scotia. He has been inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.