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Don Bates in Memoriam

Donald George Bates, 1933-2001

In the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Dr. George Weisz outlined the academic and extra-academic career of Don Bates as a physician-historian, political activist, and creator of the interdisciplinary Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University.


Weisz, George. "Don Bates: The Medical Historian as Educator, Activist, and Historian of Science." Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 26.1 (2009): 11-16.

For reading: Don Bates: A scholar and leader


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