The Main Building of the Kingston Hospital was built between 1833 and 1835, however due to lack of operating funds did not open until 1845, with incorporation in 1849 when a lay board was appointed. … More History of Health Care: Transformation of the Hospital
Jane and John Smith born in Kingston in 1810 and 1812, respectively, had a life expectancy of forty years. Jane and John Jones born in Kingston in 2009 and 2011, respectively, look forward to a life expectancy of eighty years. What accounts for this striking difference? … More History of Health: Why is it important?
While doing a long overdue sorting and clean-up of the Museum’s small research library recently, I came across a fascinating little book.This slim volume is a form of medical diary, where an individual writes down his or her health history from birth until old age. … More The Book of a Life