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Michael Eleff reduces work load after 40 years of practising and teaching psychiatry

Michael EleffBy MARTIN ZEILIG
Throughout his four decade-long career as a psychiatrist, Michael Eleff, MD, FRCPC, has, as he says, always done a little bit of private practice in addition to his primary role as a staff psychiatrist at the Health Sciences Centre and teaching at the (newly renamed) Max Rady College of Medicine.

Kanee lecture offers illuminating discourse on lessons learned from Nuremberg trials

John BarrettBy BERNIE BELLAN
When Professor John Barrett began to deliver his lecture on the results of the famed Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals, which began in 1945 and concluded in 1949, it wasn’t readily apparent whether the audience gathered at this year’s Kanee lecture, held in the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue on Monday, May 16, was going to be given a complex dissertation that might be more in line with what one might hear at a lawyers’ convention… or something else.

New book by Winnipeg oncologist Lorne Brandes tells fascinating tale

Lorne BrandesBy BERNIE BELLAN
In his over 40-year career as a leading oncologist based in Winnipeg, Lorne Brandes developed a reputation not only as a caring doctor for thousands of patients, he was also a brilliant researcher and an acclaimed teacher at the University of Manitoba medical faculty. Now he has just published a memoir chronicling his years in cancer research during which he took a drug discovery from the laboratory into cancer patients.