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  • Dr. James Delamere Lafferty, 1849-1920 | Alberta Medical Association
    Surgeons in fact he organized the first meeting of the CPSA in October 1906 As NWT Medical Council Registrar Dr Lafferty became responsible for implementing the College s disciplinary and qualification policies One of his first steps was to hire a law student who traveled by rail throughout Alberta and Assiniboia to charge or de license unregistered physicians Although this move wasn t very popular with under doctored communities Dr Lafferty stood his ground He held the first unprofessional conduct hearings in the NWT in 1903 Dr Lafferty also worked with the NWT Legislative Assembly to create the first medical laboratory The NWT Medical Council gave 3 795 65 to equip the lab in 1905 All physicians who were members of the NWT Medical Association could access the lab s testing services for free an important adjunct to diagnosing diseases He wrote Alberta s first Public Health Act and became the chair of the first provincial board of health in 1907 He also wrote the Provincial Medical Profession Acts for Alberta and Saskatchewan and initiated a test case to confirm the validity of the new Alberta Act and the grandfathering of NWTMA registrants After Alberta and Saskatchewan became provinces new physicians couldn t move their practices between the two provinces without having to re register In February 1906 Dr Lafferty called the first meeting of all physicians practicing in Alberta Held in Calgary in March 1906 the participants formed the Alberta Medical Association At the first AMA convention held in March of the same year in Banff Dr Lafferty was appointed to a committee draft a code of ethics Dr Lafferty was involved in forming the Western Canadian Medical Federation in 1907 The federation s purpose was to set a common medical examination so that successful candidates could register to practice in all four western provinces By 1909 there was sufficient agreement to stimulate the CMA to resurrect the concept of a national examination system This led to the passage of the Roddick Act creating the Dominion Medical Council in 1912 Successful entrepreneur Besides being a successful physician Dr Lafferty was also a businessman He had 4 5 acres of land set aside by the NWT Legislative Council for the eventual site of the Calgary General Hospital He acquired the western CPR medical contract to Golden and brought Dr H G Mackid west to help honor it Together they secured the medical contract for health care services for the building of the Calgary and Edmonton railway 1890 92 Despite all his other activities he still had time to be elected the Mayor of Calgary 1890 91 Dr Lafferty s banking life began with the establishment of the Lafferty Smith Bank 1882 in Regina Eventually there were branches throughout the prairies He added his wife as a shareholder 1885 and turned the bank over to her and a colleague s wife The bank was bought by the Bank of Montreal in 1893 Dr Lafferty was the President of the Calgary Chamber

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  • Dr. William Morrison MacKay, 1836-1917 | Alberta Medical Association
    rocky arrival in Canada in 1864 Dr MacKay began his practice in his native Scotland and in London In 1864 when he was back in Edinburgh on a furlough his cousin Fraser the HBC s General Secretary persuaded him to join the company Dr MacKay soon joined the HBC as a surgeon and sailed for Canada from London His ship ran aground in the entranceway to the Hudson Bay Re floated at high tide the ship arrived at York Factory with a large boulder in its hull After docking the boulder fell out and water poured into the ship Dr MacKay s arrival continued the 200 year HBC practice of hiring and locating physicians in York Factory Shortly after his arrival at York Factory a scout took Dr MacKay out on the Prairies where they were both attacked by a polar bear Three years later in 1867 Dr MacKay accepted an offer to work as a clerk and surgeon in what was the North Western Territory He was moved or promoted 13 times during his 31 years inland becoming a Factor in charge of Fort Chipewyan During his postings he regularly toured his District providing medical advice and treatment Whenever he was away his wife dealt with any medical emergencies Read the story of Jane Flett MacKay Although managing the company s affairs increasingly occupied his time he remained on call for outbreaks of infection such as smallpox and would travel up to 1 600 km to treat both employees and First Nations peoples Dr MacKay survived the rigors and demands of northern life until he retired from the company in 1898 and opened a private practice in Edmonton for the next 19 years Edmonton s MacKay Avenue School was named after him in 1904 and was the site of

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  • Dr. John Rae, 1813-1893 | Alberta Medical Association
    Canada was a physician Dr John Rae He made four northern searches to find out what had happened to the ill fated Franklin Expedition Dr Rae sailed to York Factory from Britain as a Hudson s Bay Company HBC surgeon in 1833 During his 11 year contract with the HBC Dr Rae worked both as a physician and Factor at forts around James Bay In 1845 the Franklin Expedition led by the famous explorer Sir John Franklin sailed from England aiming to cross North America by boat through the Northwest Passage Last seen in July 1845 the expedition was ice bound near Baffin Bay and out of touch with the rest of the world for the next three years Dr Rae had a long standing interest in exploring and surveying which led to his co leading one of the first Franklin search parties in 1846 and 1847 His search party went north of Hudson s Bay where Dr Rae mapped about 965 km of the Boothia Peninsula along the way Without knowing it he came within 400 km of the Franklin ships stuck in the ice By 1848 Franklin s men were suffering from scurvy and malnutrition and the surviving expedition members unsuccessfully tried to walk south By the end of that year Franklin and all 134 of his men had died On his fourth and last expedition in 1853 Dr Rae met Inuit on the Boothia Peninsula who described the final attempt of the last 40 seamen to walk south to the mainland finally solving the mystery of what had happened to Franklin and his men During his time in Canada Dr Rae traveled over 37 000 km and mapped over 2 500 km of northern coastline Get the whole story Read the full profile of Dr Rae in

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  • Law vs. Licensure: Which shall rule? | Alberta Medical Association
    Lincoln agreed that he had been in practice for gain on December 13 He also admitted he wasn t registered under the Alberta Act but he was under chapter 53 of the Consolidated Ordinances of the NWT of 1898 The police magistrate found Dr Lincoln guilty and ordered him to pay a penalty of 1 and 2 for the costs The appeal Dr Lincoln appealed alleging the Alberta Medical Profession Act was not in force and never had been He said it was outside the jurisdiction of the Alberta Legislature to pass such an Act He alleged the Act could not come into force until the NWT Medical Ordinance was abolished by the federal government The province he said had no authority to dissolve the NWT Medical Ordinance In January 1907 the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories agreed with Lincoln citing the Dobie vs The Temporalities Board case as its precedent and the shall continue clause in the 1905 Alberta Act as its authority This reversed the police magistrate s decision It meant the Alberta Medical Profession Act was neither in force nor legally valid throwing the whole registration process into legal uncertainty It also left the NWT Medical Council intact as the examining authority for registration purposes The NWT court s decision was not unanimous as Judges Harvey and Stuart disagreed with it The Medical Council immediately met with the Deputy Attorney General B B Wood who agreed to join in the appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada The appeal was led by Drs Brett Braithwaite Simpson Lafferty and Olson As the issue remained sub judice Saskatchewan physicians continued to act in accordance with and under the authority of the NWT Medical Council which would have left Dr Lafferty as its registrar The appeal was accepted by the Supreme Court of Canada on February 19 1907 and heard on April 3 1907 The decision was handed down on May 7 1907 It unanimously held that the Alberta Medical Profession Act was valid and the Legislative Assembly of Alberta had the jurisdiction and authority to pass and implement such an Act The rationale was that the shall continue clause only allowed the NWT Medical Council time to wind up its affairs Further the federal government was not going to interfere by rescinding the NWT Medical Ordinance or interfere with the Legislative purview of the province The only other jurisdiction that might intercede itself was the English Parliament which they agreed could but had not They interpreted the Temporalities Act as not comparable and therefore not applicable Repurcussions The success of the appeal meant that any incorporated societies or associations established under the NWT ordinances could continue Lawyers pharmacists physicians veterinarians architects and dentists all benefitted from the decision and the work of the NWT Medical Council as did the medical profession of Saskatchewan who had waited for it The Honorable C W Cross the Attorney General was delighted as he had taken a leading role in having the

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  • Experience the compelling story of the AMA’s roots | Alberta Medical Association
    communication between all parts of a province infinitely smaller than our territory was able only this last spring to form an association we have I say every reason for self glorification in having justly earned the title of the premier medical association of Western Canada Our beginning is small I repeat but who will say that we cannot look forward with confidence to the time when the NWTMA will be the parent organization of numerous city country and provincial associations all formed and carried on for the same purpose the intercommunication of ideas the scientific discussion of medical and surgical subjects and the elevation generally of our noble profession The association has a long useful and honorable career before it Difficulties there may be but difficulties were made to be overcome Disappointments will crop up and there will doubtless be times of trial times when things look gloomy when the spirit will be weary and we may be inclined to say Cui Bono and throw up the sponge These times come in the lives of associations as they do in the lives of individuals But we are most of us young and I have an idea that we are not formed of the stuff of which failures are made A little sustained enthusiasm a little self sacrifice at times a little of a feeling towards the Association kindred to that which we cherish towards our alma mater and the future can bring us nothing that we need fear To that end and looking towards the future I trust that the constitution of the association which it will be your duty to approve has been framed in the broadest and most liberal spirit To rear a superstructure both solid and enduring the foundation must be both broad and deep There must be no room for dissensions for future envy or sectional jealousy Nothing is more blighting in its effects nothing is more dangerous than internal dissensions and nothing is more productive of them than a badly framed constitution The democratic principle can hardly be carried too far Let the work be thoroughly done A matter ultimately connected with this and naturally following it is the adoption of a tariff of fees which having received the sanction of the association will serve as a guide to each one of us and be recognized by the courts I think I may leave this to you in the full confidence that the duty will be efficiently performed There is a subject to which I hope to refer during our proceedings which requires not so much discussion as action at our hands It is the care of the insane in the NWT As the law at present stands lunatics may be kept confined in the common jails or more frequently in the mounted police guardrooms for periods varying from a week to two or three months while evidence is being taken and the Lieutenant Governor deciding as to what course he shall take If the

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  • Listing Results | PLS Postings | Alberta Medical Association
    Listing Results Listing Results 2 records found for Available for Locum Employment Positions General Practice Displaying page 1 of 1 Contact Location Practice Expiry Date Zone Dan Toma CALGARY General Practice 21 Mar 2016 CALGARY ZONE View Listing BETTINA LOTT

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  • Listing Results | PLS Postings | Alberta Medical Association
    Back to AMA website Alberta Medical Association PLS Postings PLS Postings Listing Results Listing Results No records found for Available for Locum Employment Positions Specialist

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  • Listing Results | PLS Postings | Alberta Medical Association
    Ann Macaulay BANFF General Practice 29 Apr 2016 CALGARY ZONE View Listing JESSE STEIN CALGARY General Practice 29 Feb 2016 CALGARY ZONE View Listing ASH RAWOOT CALGARY General Practice 13 Apr 2016 CALGARY ZONE View Listing VESTA MICHELLE WARREN SUNDRE General Practice 02 Apr 2016 CENTRAL ZONE View Listing MARTINUS REEDYK THREE HILLS General Practice 25 Feb 2016 CENTRAL ZONE View Listing MAILEEN M LIM EDMONTON General Practice 26 Feb

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