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Our Hospitals

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

PMH is the first and only facility in Canada devoted exclusively to cancer research, treatment and education.

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Toronto General Hospital

TGH has a proud 165 year history, including breakthroughs in diabetes and transplantation.

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Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

One of North America's leading rehabilitation sciences centres, on July 1, 2011, Toronto Rehab officially became the newest member of the UHN family of leading Canadian hospitals.

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Toronto Western Hospital

Serving the community for 100 years, TWH has emerged as a global leader in neuroscience.

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Further Reading

You can read these books in the UHN Health Sciences Libraries. Call number and site location is listed where appropriate, or check the library catalogue for more information.

Clarke, C.K. (1913). A history of the Toronto General Hospital: Including an account of the medal of the Loyal and Patriotic Society of 1812. Toronto: W. Briggs. 

This original history of the Toronto General Hospital has been digitized by the Internet Archive project and is available online.

Connor, J.T.H. (2000). Doing good: The life of Toronto's General hospital. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Call Number:
WX11 DC26T T686Co 2000 TGA
Location:
TGH Library

Cosbie, W.G. (1975). The Toronto General Hospital, 1819-1965: A chronicle. Toronto: Macmillan.
Call Number: WX 28 DC2 T6T6C 1975
Location: TGH and TWH libraries

McCulloch, E.A. (2003). The Ontario Cancer Institute: Successes and reverses at Sherbourne Street. Montreal: McGill-Queens's University Press.
Call Number: QZ 24 M478o 2003
Location: PMH Library

Reaume, Geoffrey (2007). Lyndhurst : Canada's first rehabilitation centre for people with spinal cord injuries, 1945-1998. Montreal, QC: McGill-Queen's University Press.
Call Number: WL400 .R328 2007
Location: TR-LC Library

Craig, Barbara Lazenby (1984). A separate and special place : the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Toronto.
Call Number:
WX 28 DC2.2T6 S479 1984
Location:
TGH Library