The Class of '34


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Abstract

The Great Depression raged, governments were beleaguered, the unemployment rate stood at 30%, scurvy stalked the poor and no one was immune to contagious diseases such as scarlet fever, polio and measles when the University of Alberta School of Medicine's Class of '34 graduated.For four alumni who recently gathered in Edmonton -- Drs. Morley Hodgson, Melvin Gaudin, John McLurg and Edmund Cairns -- their 60th-anniversary reunion was a time to recall the changes they have witnessed in medicine, including the arrival of antibiotic drugs and the medicare system.

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