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Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society. British Columbia Division

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Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society. British Columbia Division

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The Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society is a national voluntary agency financed by public donations, Federal and Provincial health grant programs, and treatment fees. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors and has a Medical Advisory Board. The Society was incorporated in Ottawa in 1947 to promote the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and rheumatism and professional training, research, public education, and fundraising for these purposes. The B.C. Division was established in Vancouver in 1948 by Mary Pack in accordance with the general principles of the national organization, and branches of the Division have been established throughout the province. The B.C. Branch's presidents have been: Elmore Philpott, 1948-1950; George Cran, 1950-1951; W. D. McLaren, 1951-1952; William Murphy, 1952-1954; Brenton S. Brown, 1954-1956; Arthur J. Andrews, 1956-1958; A. F. McAlpine, 1958-1960; John McAvity, 1960-1964; A. B. Cliff, 1964-1966; Robert O'Callaghan, 1966-1967; Graham Dawson, 1967-1969; James M. Malkin, 1969-1971; Clifford L. Goddard, 1971-1973; John Elliot, 1973-1975, Robert Orr, 1975-1977, Allan Fowlis, 1978-1979.


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