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Barnett, George D. (Dr.)

  • Person
  • 1915-1982

George Barnett was born in Saskatoon in 1915. He entered medical school at the University of Manitoba in 1938. He spent a year out of university while being treated for pleurisy at the Fort San Sanatorium, but recovered and graduated in 1944. After graduation he served in the armed forces. In 1946, Dr. Ferguson obtained Dr. Barnett's early release from the armed forces (RCAMC) and he joined SATL as a medical doctor. In 1957 Dr. Barnett was appointed as Dr. Orr's assistant, and succeeded him as General Superintendent on December 15th, 1957. He retired in 1982. He received a Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, presented by the Governor General.

Boughton, Henry C. (Dr.)

  • Person
  • 1917 - 1959

Medical Doctor, Fort San Sanatorium August 1, 1917 - 1925
Medical Superintendent, Saskatoon Sanatorium, April 15, 1925 - 1959

Ferguson, Helen

  • Person
  • [1917-1948]

Helen Ferguson was the wife of Dr. Robert Ferguson, and resided with him at the Fort San Sanatorium.

Ferguson, Robert G. (Dr.)

  • Person
  • 1883-1964

Dr. Ferguson graduated from the Manitoba Medical School in 1916. Dr. Ferguson was appointed Medical Superintendent of the Fort San Sanatorium in 1917 and retired from the League in 1948

Kirkby, Robert W. (Dr.)

  • Person
  • 1919-1961

Dr. Robert W. Kirkby was a veteran of World War 1, who later worked as a Medical Doctor at the Fort San Sanatorium from August 1, 1919 and Medical Superintendent of the Prince Albert Sanatorium from its opening in 1930 to closing in 1961.

Orr, John H. (Dr.)

  • Person
  • 1926-1957

Dr. Orr, a former tuberculosis patient from Manitoba, joined the medical staff of the League in 1926. In 1948, Dr. Ferguson retired, and Dr. Orr succeeded him as General Superintendent and Director of Medical Services. He retired in 1957, succeeded by Dr. Barnett.

Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League

  • Corporate body
  • 1911-Present

The "Great White Plague" was the name used to describe tuberculosis. To fight the highly contagious disease the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League was formed in 1911. Under its auspices Fort Qu'Appelle Sanatorium, was opened in 1917 to provide rest and fresh air. But the cure was long and tedious; few could afford to remain until they were healed. So in 1929, through the League's urging, Saskatchewan was the first province to make the care and treatment of tuberculosis free of charge.

Simes, A.B. (Dr.)

  • Person
  • [1930-1960]

In 1930 Dr. A.B Simes was appointed to the Fort Qu'Appelle Indian Health Unit by the Department of Indian Affairs. By the time the Fort Qu'Appelle Indian Hospital opened in 1936, Dr. Simes was Medical Superintendent of the health unit. In 1944, Dr. Simes publishes the “Simes” Report, criticizing the care provided by Elkhorn Residential School and highlighting neglect there. He recommends better medical care and living conditions in the school. In 1948, he is promoted to Medical Supervisor of Indian Health Services for the province of Saskatchewan.