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  Dr. Robert Bens Kerr (1908-1997)
Interview date: Tuesday, February 19 1985
Tuesday, February 26, 1985
Tuesday, March 5, 1985
Interviewer: Sharlene Stacey
Transcriber: Patricia Startin
Funding: The Woodward Foundation
Identifier: Book 2
Dr. Kerr joined UBC in 1950 as Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine.

Summary: Tape 1:
The early teaching years; the facilities at VGH; the first students; Dean Weaver; plans for a campus hospital; Dean Patterson; Dean McCreary's recruitment; the B.C. Medical Centre; clinical teaching at Shaughnessy and St. Paul's.

Tape 2:

The 'split' school; quality of the school; pathologist Dr. William Boyd; the B.C. Medical Research Institute and G.F. Strong Research Laboratory; Dr. Kenneth Evelyn; Dr. Stefan Graybowski (Respiratory Disease); Eric W Hamber; the medical thesis; social events; Sims traveling fellowship; the Dept of General Practice; School of Rehabilitation; Dept of Psychiatry.

Tape 3:
(Sub)Depts of Dermatology and Neurology; local cases of polio and typhoid; preceptor program; continuing medical education; renal dialysis program.

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