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

Laudanum: Freedom from Pain for the Price of Addiction

The following blog post was written by Lucy Gall, Summer 2015 Public Programs Assistant . On Canada Day, the Museum of Health Care unveiled a new exhibit entitled “A Stubborn Illness” about the health of Sir John A. Macdonald and his family. When I first toured the gallery I was struck by the intriguing medicine … More Laudanum: Freedom from Pain for the Price of Addiction

Touched by the Lord’s hand: The history of Multiple Sclerosis

the following blog post was written by Museum of Health Care Curator Maxime Chouinard  Many Canadians will have to deal with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in their lifetime. According to medical researchers, it appears that this illness becomes more and more common as one moves away from the Equator. MS could be directly related to the … More Touched by the Lord’s hand: The history of Multiple Sclerosis

Voluntary Veil: The Canadian Voluntary Aid Detachment in the First World War

the following blog post was written by Museum of Health Care Curator Maxime Chouinard Today, the Museum of Health Care is unveiling its newest onsite exhibition titled Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War. This exhibition centers on the work of the Canadian Army Medical Corps during the Great War and its accomplishments in the … More Voluntary Veil: The Canadian Voluntary Aid Detachment in the First World War