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Celebrating Medical Innovation

Celebrating Medical Innovation

Celebrate with us the rich history of medical innovation in our community.

The 2019 edition of The Scribe – the annual journal of the Jewish Museum & Archives of BC – celebrates medical innovators within our community. Featuring never-before published interviews and profiles of 26 pioneering health professionals.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our launch event on December 4, 2019 at Congregation Beth Israel.  Dr. Carol Herbert delivered a captivating keynote, sharing highlights from her 50 year career as a pioneer of public health. We learned how she developed services for sexually abused children, co-founded Sexual Assault Service for Vancouver, and initiated world-renowned participatory action research with aboriginal communities, focusing on diabetes and on environmental effects on human health.

We are honoured that Dr. Herbert has agreed to serve as President of our governing body, the Jewish Historical Society of BC.

A complementary copy of The Scribe will be mailed to all members in good standing. Contact the office to confirm that your membership is up-to-date or to order additional copies of The Scribe.

The health professionals featured in this issue of The Scribe are:

  • Peter Cooperberg
  • Morton Dodek
  • Victor Drache
  • Joanne Emerman
  • Maurice Fox
  • Leonard Fratkin
  • Larry Goldenberg
  • Gershon (Jerry) Growe
  • Gloria Gutman
  • Carol Herbert
  • Sydney Israels
  • Clyde Hertzman
  • Robert Krell
  • Harold Laimon
  • Michael Wolochow
  • William Morris
  • Ian Penn
  • Neil Pollock
  • Gary Romalis
  • Jack Rootman
  • Bill Seidelman
  • Ben Shuman
  • Isaac Stoffman
  • Peter Suedfeld
  • Robert Wenner
  • Ruth Wingerin