The Story Special obstetrical dolls have been used to teach midwives about the mysteries of childbirth since at least the … More Fetal Teaching Model (From the Collection #23)
Based in Kingston, ON, our mission at the Museum of Health Care is to connect learners of all ages with Canadian health care’s complex and intriguing history.
Explore our blog to learn about select pieces from our 40,000 artifact collection, discover lesser known history about the medical profession, or take a look at our at-home educational activities.
The Story Wax models (moulages) were important clinical teaching tools in many European and North American hospitals well into the … More Infant Vaccination Model (From the Collection #21)
The Story This tin-glazed earthenware basin marks the beginning of an era. At a time not long before germ theory … More Midwifery Washbasin (From the Collection #22)
The primary ingredients of the syrup were morphine and alcohol, with approximately 65 mg of morphine per fluid ounce. A teaspoonful of the syrup, then, had the morphine content equal to that of approximately twenty drops of laudanum. … More Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup: The Baby Killer
“Scores of citizens are not in accord and want something done. It is difficult for the layman to get rid of the old idea that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” … More The Reality of the Flu: Kingston’s United Effort Against the Spanish Influenza
A Century Gone – Sir Joseph Lister, Bt. (1827-1912): Antisepsis and the Beginnings of Modern Surgical Medicine
Sir Joseph Lister, Bt. was born 1827 in Essex, England. Lister found that 45-50% of amputation patients later died of infection. Spurred by this statistic, he undertook the experiments on the prevention of infection that earned him wide renown. … More A Century Gone – Sir Joseph Lister, Bt. (1827-1912): Antisepsis and the Beginnings of Modern Surgical Medicine
The Story Cherry Ames is the central character in a series of 27 mystery novels with hospital settings published by … More Cherry Ames, Student Nurse [Novel] (From the Collection #18)
The Story More than 4000 women served as military nurses during the Second World War playing a vital role in … More Nursing Sister’s Military Uniform (From the Collection #17)
Apply knowledge of body systems to reconstruct the four stages of the digestive system. Explore how several organs interact to absorb nutrients vital to individual health from their daily dietary selections. … More Activities at Home #3: Yum Yum Munch (Grades 1-3)
Apply knowledge of body systems to reconstruct the four stages of the digestive system. Explore how several organs interact to absorb nutrients vital to individual health from their daily dietary selections. … More Activities at Home #3: Yum Yum Munch (Grades 4-6)