A Lifetime of Service: The Medical Career of Lieutenant Colonel Allan M. Davidson

A museum collection is more than an assortment of objects. It is a gateway into our collective past. Objects provide a tangible connection to the stories that make up individuals and communities. Of all the artifacts in museum collections, photographs provide perhaps the most visceral connection to the past. Photographs are snapshots of a moment … More A Lifetime of Service: The Medical Career of Lieutenant Colonel Allan M. Davidson

Getting a Leg Up: A Brief History of Prosthetics through the lens of our collection

Though Ernest was a farmer, and—according to family—was not a particularly wealthy individual, he was lucky enough to acquire two full, well-made, advanced prosthetic legs. The history of an individual prosthetic limb can be difficult to trace, as good documentation is often lacking. The Museum of Health Care at Kingston has six prosthetic limbs in … More Getting a Leg Up: A Brief History of Prosthetics through the lens of our collection

Good Air and Bad Air: The Importance of Ventilation

The following blog post was contributed by Isabel Luce, who is the Museum of Health Care’s 2018 Margaret Angus Research Fellow. Isabel has a BA in Canadian Studies and Art History from McGill University, and an MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies, and is working towards completing her PhD in Art History at Queen’s … More Good Air and Bad Air: The Importance of Ventilation

Domestic Nursing: An Introduction to Maintaining the Sick-Room

The following blog post was contributed by Isabel Luce, who is the Museum of Health Care’s 2018 Margaret Angus Research Fellow. Isabel has a BA in Canadian Studies and Art History from McGill University, and an MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies, and is working towards completing her PhD in Art History at Queen’s … More Domestic Nursing: An Introduction to Maintaining the Sick-Room

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