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  Dr. H. Rocke Robertson (1912-1998)
Interview date: Thursday, June 20, 1985
Interviewer: Sharlene Stacey
Transcriber: Patricia Startin
Funding: The Woodward Foundation
Identifier: Book 2
Dr. Robertson studied medicine at McGill and served as the first Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Shaughnessy Hospital and Chief of Surgery at Vancouver General Hospital. On a few occasions he was Acting Dean of the UBC medical school. In 1959, he moved to Montreal where he continued his medical and academic career.

Summary: Tape 1:
Robertson's background; the medical school start-up
from the surgical side; new buildings; clinical and pre-clinical communication; GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre; teaching wards; bedside teaching; admissions process; University/Hospitals relationship; Deans Weaver and McCreary; Children's Hospital; Dean Patterson; building problems; social activities.

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