Museum hosts event celebrating the 125th anniversary of arrival of x-rays in Kingston

On Tuesday, November 16th the Museum of Health Care was pleased to host a virtual event celebrating the 125th anniversary of the arrival of x-ray technology in Kingston.

Presented by the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, the presentation included a history of x-ray technology from 1896 to present. Speakers included: Dr. David Pichora, CEO, KHSC; Dr. John Schreiner, the author of 125 Years Ago in the Whig: X-Rays Appear in Kingston; Dr. Bob Nolan, former head of Radiology and Professor, Queen’s University, and Dr. Omar Islam, Head of Diagnostic Radiology at KHSC. Museum Manager and Program Director, Kevin Moorhouse, spoke for the Museum of Health Care.

From L to R: Dr. Bob Nolan, Dr. John Schreiner, Dr. Ian Silver (MC), Pam Moore, Warren Lee, Dr. Omar Islam

Click play below to watch the recording.

In honour of the anniversary, the Museum created special radiology focused displays featuring often unseen artifacts from its collection.

Special tours were arranged to allow the general public in to view the fascinating objects and introduce those unfamiliar with the Museum to its important place in Canadian medical history.

This special exhibit will be on display until December 3, 2021.

Due to COVID-19 protocols tours are by appointment only. Please contact the Museum at or call 613-548-2419 to book your tour today.

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