UBC Library Digital Collections

About this collection

A diverse collection of historical maps and illustrations, dating from 1503 to 1910, that pertain to the exploration and mapping of the world, the evolution of cartography, and the explorarion and settlement of North America.

This web exhibit features maps and prints from Dr. Andrew McCormick’s fine print collection and acts as an introductory guide to the digital collection from UBC Library's Digital Collection and Services.  Use the menu to the left to navigate through this web exhibit.  

Dr. Andrew Quinn McCormick (1929-2006) was a long-time faculty member of the Department of Ophthalmology, his first faculty appointment at UBC in 1967.   He was also an active researcher, lecturer, and practicing ophthalmologist.  Considered a respected and dedicated ophthalmologist by his peers and colleagues, and a superb teacher beloved by his patients, McCormick also practiced at BC Children’s Hospital and traveled overseas to deliver care to China and Peru.  McCormick is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking contributions to the development of the discussion, knowledge, and research on Retinopathy of Prematurity, the study of newborn eye disorders. 

Receiving his MD from McGill University after completing his Bachelor of Science in Zoology, McCormick worked as an ambulance driver and eventually as a resident in Internal Medicine as well as Ophthalmology at Vancouver General Hospital.  He also studied at the University of London in the Institute of Ophthalmology in the United Kingdom.

Andrew McCormick’s dedication kept him practicing ophthalmology until 2002, and he is remembered for his commitment to his field and to the people surrounding him.

 
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