There are many people who supported me with their encouragement, enthusiasm and expertise during the research and writing of this manuscript. To them all, I extend my thanks and appreciation.
In the first place, I would like to thank the Archives Committee of the Faculty of Medicine for giving me the opportunity to write this history of the University of Alberta's medical school, and participate in it's 75th anniversary. Dr. Robert S. Fraser, chairman of the committee, and his colleagues, Drs. Peter Allen, Tim Cameron, Louis Francescutti and Donald Wilson, were unfailingly helpful and patient as they guided me through such matters as the intricacies of scientific advances and medical terminology. The members of this committee reviewed the manuscript as it developed, and I am grateful to them for their advice and suggestions. Dr. Carl Betke, Chief of Research, Historic Sites Service, the Department of Culture and Multiculturism of the Province of Alberta, was also part of this committee, and was of inestimable assistance in a variety of different ways during the entire course of the production of this book.
Dean Wilson and his staff suffered gladly my many questions and requests, and all those I met during my research activities at the medical school expressed great interest and gave willingly of their time and knowledge. I am grateful to those whom I interviewed; they shared their memories and insights with me and helped me to develop a feeling for