Live! From the Museum Virtual Programming Now Available

directly from the Museum of Health Care. Facilitated by experienced Museum staff, students will take a step back in time to explore healthcare history and form connections to current health related practices and experiences. These sessions will use the Museum’s collection of artifacts to tell the fascinating story of Canada’s healthcare past in a relatable and tangible way. … More Live! From the Museum Virtual Programming Now Available

Museum Committee Members Wanted!

We are looking for enthusiastic committee members who will help support museum staff and work diligently to support our mission and vision. Our vision is to be recognized as the national resource for Canada’s evolving health and healthcare history. Our mission is to inspire wonder, promote learning and create knowledge that contributes to a better future in health and healthcare. … More Museum Committee Members Wanted!

The Story of Dr. James Third and his x-ray innovations

He began working with x-rays in 1897, effectively picking up where John Cochrane, the first man to bring x-rays to Kingston, had left off. Dr. Third was responsible for the installation of x-rays in Kingston General Hospital, and he soon began discovering new ways they could be used for diagnosis, such as detecting pneumonia and tuberculosis, as well as using a fluorescent screen with the x-ray tube to observe real-time movement of the heart and lungs. … More The Story of Dr. James Third and his x-ray innovations

Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the arrival of the x-ray in Kingston

In partnership with Kingston Health Science Centre’s Department of Diagnostic Radiology, the Museum of Health Care is hosting a virtual talk and in-person museum tours to celebrate the arrival of the x-ray in Kingston 125 year ago. Zoom Event Museum Tours The Museum will be conducting in-person tours and will have special displays of historic … More Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the arrival of the x-ray in Kingston

“Sick City” Outdoor Guided Tour Tickets Now on Sale

Walk in the footsteps of some of Kingston’s earliest residents and arrivals as they engage in a quest for health care in the Limestone City. The story of establishment of one of Canada’s oldest public hospitals, Kingston General Hospital, is one full of success and sacrifice, triumph and tragedy. Join us for a fascinating look into the lives of those that lived, arrived and died here, as we unlock the secrets of Kingston’s medical history. … More “Sick City” Outdoor Guided Tour Tickets Now on Sale