Opinion: St. Paul’s heart and lung research centre has come a long way in 40 years (Dr. James Hogg)

In the early 1970s, when I was a pathology professor at McGill University — home to one of North America’s most prestigious lung-research centres — I paid St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver a visit. I was impressed by its clinical and teaching programs that underpinned the hospital’s pulmonary care.

But I believed that research was an element that could make things even better.

In 1976, Dr. Peter Paré, who worked with me at McGill, and I were invited by St. Paul’s and the University of B.C. to set up a pulmonary research unit from scratch.

Dr. James Hogg writes

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