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Health Care

This selection of approximately 200 images provides a sample of the collections related to health care between the years 1840 and 1945, with a particular focus on Montreal. It recalls the first efforts to improve public health and sanitation, as well as medical advances and the birth of a hospital system.


  • Places, health care and training institutions, facilities;
  • Equipment, instruments, medicines and advertising for various products;
  • Illustrations linked to campaigns promoting hygiene or other sanitation measures;
  • Scientists and health care professionals, particularly from religious communities.

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Surgical set (M2621.1.1-2)

Surgical set
1834, 19th century

The government inspector's office (M993X.5.1529.1)

Wood engraving
The government inspector's office
Anonyme - Anonymous
1850, 19th century

Montreal General Hospital, Dorchester Street, QC, about 1890 (VIEW-2548.1)

Montreal General Hospital, Dorchester Street, QC, about 1890
Wm. Notman & Son
About 1890, 19th century