Irv Rosen describes Norman Bethune's life and work [Photo: C. Rutty]
Members of the Toronto Medical Historical Club invited the public to join us on a 1.5 hour walking tour of key sites in our city’s medical history on May 5, 6, and 7. Peter Kopplin organized the tour and developed a script full of interesting details about medical discovery, art, architecture, and the people behind them.
Additional help in planning and leading the tour came from Alison Li, David Mazierski, and Charles Hayter.
John Dirks discussed J.J.R.Macleod’s contribution to the discovery of insulin in front of the Macleod Auditorium. Irv Rosen shared his knowledge of Norman Bethune’s life and work.
At the MARS Building, Christopher Rutty led us through the excellent exhibit on the insulin discovery and Ken Pritzker helped us to appreciate the work of James Till & Ernest McCullough.
We had a terrific group of participants and gorgeous sunny weather for the first two days, and a smaller group of stalwarts who came out despite the rain for our concluding walk. It was a great opportunity for us to share our enthusiasms with the public.
Join Peter Kopplin, Charles Hayter, Alison Li, and the members of the Toronto Medical Historical Club for a walking tour of important sites in Toronto’s medical history, as part of this year’s Jane’s Walk.
Friday, 5 May 2023 Saturday, 6 May 2023 Sunday, 7 May 2023 1:00 PM. – 2:30 PM
Theme: Architecture and Urban Planning, History and Community
Accessibility: Busy sidewalks. Walk leader will use audio amplification
Start location: 160 College Street, a few steps west of College and University. Walk leaders will have Jane’s Walk sign.
The Toronto Medical Historical Club and the Department of Molecular Genetics of the University of Toronto paid tribute to Dr. Louis Siminovitch in honour of his 100th birthday. Colleagues, friends, and family shared fond memories and spoke to the highlights of his illustrious career in genetics.
A symposium celebrating the 500th meeting of the Toronto Medical Historical Club was held to examine the rich history of medicine in Toronto from a variety of fascinating perspectives. The symposium took place on January 24, 2018 at Massey College.