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Passing the Flame: The Legacy of Women's College Hospital


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: White Pine Pictures
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 60 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1998
Available in French: No

It was in 1863 that Canada's first woman doctor was refused a medical education and had to study in the United States. Dr. Emily Stowe returned to Toronto and waited 13 years for a reluctant male establishment to grant her a license to practice. Her quiet dignity and unwavering dedication to women's health led to the founding of Canada's first medical college for women, a women's hospital and a sacred trust that has passed on to several generations of women. These women and men of Women's College Hospital are the giants of our community, pioneers who tended the poor, the immigrant, the returning World War soldier. They taught us about birth control, having babies, mammographies, pap smears, and about how to strengthen our bones against osteoporosis.