Medical History in Canada

Whether it be the birthplace of insulin or a home doctors raised their families and treated patients in, there is so much to learn when we look at history specifically through a medical/scientific lens.

These historic places have many stories to engage all types of visitors, but also history that intersects between science, technology, and medicine. Explore the places listed below to learn more about the rich medical history that exists in Canada and the contributions these historical figures and sites have to their respective fields and communities.

The photo above is curtesy of the Aurora Historical Society and is of one of the many doctor’s bags a part of their collection at Hillary House.


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