The Spanish Flu at KGH: A Frequent and Quick Killer

The following blog post was contributed by Andrew Belyea, who is the Museum of Health Care’s 2017 Margaret Angus Research Fellow. Andrew has a degree in Life Science from Queen’s University and will start at the Queen’s School of Medicine in the fall.  This is Andrew’s seventh blog post in a series he will be … More The Spanish Flu at KGH: A Frequent and Quick Killer

The Prophylactic Treatment of the Spanish Influenza

The following blog post was contributed by Andrew Belyea, who is the Museum of Health Care’s 2017 Margaret Angus Research Fellow. Andrew has a degree in Life Science from Queen’s University and will start at the Queen’s School of Medicine in the fall.  This is Andrew’s sixth blog post in a series he will be … More The Prophylactic Treatment of the Spanish Influenza

Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup: The Baby Killer

The following blog post was contributed by Alysha Strongman, who is the Museum of Health Care’s Collections Technician for the summer of 2017.  Alysha recently graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with a BAH in Classics, and is excited to be working with ‘newer’ artefacts than she is used to, as she helps to catalogue … More Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup: The Baby Killer

The History of Vaccinations: The Build Up to the Spanish Flu

The following blog post was contributed by Andrew Belyea, who is the Museum of Health Care’s 2017 Margaret Angus Research Fellow. Andrew has a degree in Life Science from Queen’s University and will start at the Queen’s School of Medicine in the fall.  This is Andrew’s fifth blog post in a series he will be … More The History of Vaccinations: The Build Up to the Spanish Flu

Dr. Guilford B. Reed: The Influenza Vaccine That (sort of) Worked

The following blog post was contributed by Andrew Belyea, who is the Museum of Health Care’s 2017 Margaret Angus Research Fellow. Andrew has a degree in Life Science from Queen’s University and will start at the Queen’s School of Medicine in the fall.  This is Andrew’s fourth blog post in a series he will be … More Dr. Guilford B. Reed: The Influenza Vaccine That (sort of) Worked

The Reality of the Flu: Kingston’s United Effort Against the Spanish Influenza

The following blog post was contributed by Andrew Belyea, who is the Museum of Health Care’s 2017 Margaret Angus Research Fellow. Andrew has a degree in Life Science from Queen’s University and will start at the Queen’s School of Medicine in the fall.  This is Andrew’s third blog post in a series he will be … More The Reality of the Flu: Kingston’s United Effort Against the Spanish Influenza

Kingston’s Initial Response to the Spanish Influenza

The following blog post was contributed by Andrew Belyea, who is the Museum of Health Care’s 2017 Margaret Angus Research Fellow. Andrew has a degree in Life Science from Queen’s University and will start at the Queen’s School of Medicine in the Fall.  This is Andrew’s second blog post in a series he will be … More Kingston’s Initial Response to the Spanish Influenza

A Mere Appendix: Pioneering Surgery in Grand Valley Ontario

the following blog post was written by Museum of Health Care Curator Maxime Chouinard    The appendix represents quite a mystery. For many years it was believed to be a vestige of our distant ancestors; the trace of a cecum, a part of many animals large intestine.[1] This theory was put forward by Charles Darwin, … More A Mere Appendix: Pioneering Surgery in Grand Valley Ontario

Treatments for Menstrual Cramps throughout History

The following blog post was written by Shaelagh Cull, Summer 2015 Public Programs Assistant .   “My pen cannot express the anguish and pain suffered by some women…”:[1] For many women, each month until menopause will bring with it a new menstrual cycle. Anywhere between twenty to ninety percent of women will experience painful cramping, … More Treatments for Menstrual Cramps throughout History