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The Calgary History of Medicine Society (CHoMS) & Dr. Frank Stahnisch, Ruth-Anne Marley and the Cochrane Historical & Archival Preservation Society & Museum

Present the 2nd Annual CHoMS Field Excursion at the Cochrane Ranche Historic Site

Dennis Slater, Archivist/Curator, AHS Archives & Historic Collections, will give the talk.

Friday, August 25, 2017, 9:00am to ~4:00pm

The Cochrane Hospital was established in 1909. It has a lot in common with other “cottage” hospitals of the time, notably the early days of the CGH, the HCH, Columbia Hospital, Scottish Nursing Home, Western Hospital in Calgary, and small facilities in Cardston and other rural communities. His presentation will focus on cottage hospitals in general, and how most Alberta hospitals, rural and urban, started life in just this kind of facility. He will also focus on the types of medical instruments and supplies common in such early hospitals, and give brief sketches of a few of the Alberta doctors and nurses who were contemporary with this time period.

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The Calgary History of Medicine Society (CHoMS) is meant to be an intergenerational and interdisciplinary forum for everyone interested in the History of Medicine and Health Care. It is run by its members and all sessions are open to the public. If you are interested in joining this Society and participating in its future activities, please contact one of the following: Dr. Andrew Bulloch (; Dr. Jim Wright (; Dr. Frank Stahnisch ( For any further activities, please see the homepage of the History of Medicine and Health Care Program ( - CHoMS Tab.

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