Past events

Jane’s Walk 2023

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.

Past events

Medical Discovery Walk at Jane’s Walk

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

Language: English

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.

End location: Queen’s Park SE subway station

Past events

Banting, Bliss, and Beyond – Symposium

The Lab (1925) by Frederick Banting image courtesy of Heffel Fine Art Auction House

Video recordings of Symposium | Video recordings of the Macleod Workshop

The Toronto Medical Historical Club (TMHC) marked the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin with a historical symposium, Banting, Bliss, and Beyond: Insulin 100, A Century of Science and Care, on May 3, 2022 followed by a half-day historical workshop on J.J.R. Macleod on May 4, 2022.

Insulin 100 Logo

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Tribute to Louis Siminovitch

Louis Siminovitch [Canadian Medical Hall of Fame]

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.

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TMHC 500 Symposium

Toronto Making Medical History

 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.