ommy Douglas implemented the Hospital Services Plan which made hospital services free and available to all. It was the first health care plan of its kind in Canada. This plan inspired the federal government to create one that helped fund hospital-operating costs and diagnostic services all throughout Canada. … More The Story of Tommy Douglas and Hospital Insurance
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