2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Lieutenant Victor Oscar Hertzman was born in Toronto in July, 1918. He received his M.D. from the University of Toronto in 1942, and was in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Core during the Second World War. He married his wife Eileen in 1943, and they had two children, Clyde and Owen. Hertzman and his family moved to Vancouver, where he would be a founding member of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia and the Yukon, and a chair of the British Columbia Society of Internal Medicine. He died in Vancouver in 1994.
Hertzman specialized in cardiology, and frequently conducted experiments on his sons to prove that carefully prescribed activity was better for heart patients than rest. Prior to these experiments in the early 1960s, this was an idea, but Hertzman research helped turn that idea into an accepted practice. Hertzman's son, Clyde went on to become a doctor whose research would lead to the coining of the now widely used term “biological embedding” to describe how early environment is more a determinant of a child’s future behaviour than genetic makeup. Clyde died on Februrary 8, 2013 of an apparent heart attack.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Lt. Victor Oscar Hertzman.
Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.