Article Abstract

The Science and Art of Medicine at McGill University

Authors: David H. Eidelman

Abstract

Almost 200 years ago, a general hospital and a medical school were established with the goal of addressing the needs of the growing community of immigrants who came to Montreal in search of prosperity in furs and timber. Within a few years, the school became the Faculty of Medicine of the newly created McGill University, named for the fur trader who gave the land and the initial endowment to establish it.