Joe Doupe: Bedside Physiologist

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Dundurn, Jan 1, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 104 pages
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In 1946, Winnipeg's struggling medical student received an injection of new life when scientist and army doctor Joe Doupe came home from the war. He assembled the school's first research group and in 1949, took over the physiology department. Doupe soon blended science and clinical teaching, objecting to their seperation in the curriculum, which was usual at that time. He required Winnipeg medical students of the 1950s and early 1960s to take a critical look at the scientific knowledge they relied on and in their methods of scientific inquiry.

From his student days Doupe was considered argumentative, forever asking colleagues, superiors or students why they believed what they took for granted. The outcome was a generation of Manitoba medical students with a perceptive and sceptical attitude towards both textbook knowledge and new medical discoveries. Doupe also showed that Winnipeg's medical students, though small and distant from the great medical centres, could become a first-rate teaching and research establishment; in doing so he became one of Canada's most distinguished medical educators.

 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
7
FOREWORD
8
SNAKE IN THE GARDEN
11
EARLY DAYS
17
THE UNDERACHIEVER
22
BLOSSOMING
31
WAR YEARS
49
BACK TO WINNIPEG
57
FAMILY MAN
81
BEDSIDE PHYSIOLOGIST
86
DECLINE
92
EPILOGUE
94
SOURCES
96
APPENDICES
98
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
102
INDEX
103

DOUPES WAY
67

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About the author (1989)

Terence Moore was educated at the University of Manitoba. He worked from 1966 to 1979 as reporter, Ottawa correspondent, and editorical writer for the Montreal Star. After brief service at the Montreal Gazette, he returned to Winnipeg in 1980 as editorial writer for the Winnipeg Free Press. His other writings includ travel articles for Le Soleil and political commentaries for the Ottawa Journal, and among his honours is the 1983 National Newpaper Award for Editorial Writing.

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