Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society
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Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society -1960s


1960
  • Research grant of $1,000 offered by British Oxygen Company (Canada) Ltd.
1961
  • British Oxygen Canada Prize inaugurated; becomes CAS Prize in 1965.
  • Heads of Canadian University Departments of Anaesthesia form informal group.
  • SM (Stan) Campbell appointed Secretary-Treasurer.
1962
  • First presentation of Society's Gold Medal: awarded to W Bourne, HR Griffith, and HJ Shields.
  • "Universal" health care insurance plan introduced in Saskatchewan.
1964
  • Justice Emmet Hall presents report of Royal Commission on Health Services.
1967
  • Residents' Program inaugurated at Annual Meeting - later known as Residents' Competition.
1968
  • 1 July: Medicare launched in Canada - became completely universal in Canada April 1, 1972.
1969
  • Post of Secretary-Treasurer split into posts of Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer.

Excerpted in part by DJ Doyle from Watching Closely Those Who Sleep, David AE Shephard, 1993






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