Michael Bliss

LRC Contributor

Michael Bliss’s books in medical history include The Discovery of Insulin (University of Chicago Press, 1982), Banting: A Biography (University of Toronto Press, 1992), William Osler: A Life in Medicine (University of Toronto Press, 1999), Harvey Cushing: A Life in Surgery (University of Toronto Press, 2007) and The Making of Modern Medicine: Turning Points in the Treatment of Disease (University of Chicago Press, 2011).

Articles by Michael Bliss

  • Brain Surgery (May 2016)
    A review of The Wounded Brain Healed: The Golden Age of the Montreal Neurological Institute, 1934–1984, by William Feindel and Richard Leblanc
  • Medical Mountaineering (April 2004)
    A review of Kenneth George McKenzie, 1892–1964: The Founding of Canadian Neurosurgery, by T.P.Morley.
  • The Promise and Glory of Stem Cells (April 2012)
    A review of Dreams and Due Diligence: Till and McCulloch’s Stem Cell Discovery and Legacy, by Joe Scornberger
  • W.H.O. is Brock Chisholm? (June 2008)
    A review of John Farley’s Brock Chisholm, the World Health Organization and the Cold War
  • Has Canada Failed? (March 2006)
    An essay