Building our health organizations and systems Health & Humanities

Many Laureates have been expressly concerned with the human side of medicine and health care. The arts and humanities deepen our understanding of the body, health, medicine, illness, suffering, disability and the provision of health care.

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  1. 1906

    Along with James Carroll and James McCallum, Dr. Maude Abbott founded the International Association of Medicine Museums in Washington, DC

  2. 1910

  3. May 2, 1915

    Dr. John McCrae wrote “In Flanders Fields”, following the death of Lt. Alexis Helmer from Ottawa

  4. 1920

  5. 1930

  6. 1940

  7. 1950

  8. 1960

  9. 1964

    William Feindel wrote extensively on topics of medical history

  10. 1970

  11. 1980

  12. 1982

    Almost sixty years after Frederick Banting and John Macleod won the Nobel Prize, "The Discovery of Insulin" by Michael Bliss was first published

  13. 1990

  14. 1991

    As a public intellectual, Dr. Bliss played an important role in the development of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

  15. 1999

    The first edition of Dr. Jacalyn Duffin's publication, History of Medicine: A Scandalously Short Introduction, is published.

  16. 2000

  17. 2006

    In 2006, the Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom Research and Clinical Care Pavilion at the IWK Health Centre was named in his honour

  18. 2010

  19. 2018

    Queen’s medical students launch the Jacalyn Duffin Health and Humanities Conference

  20. 2020

About the CMHF

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) celebrates Canadian heroes whose work advances health in Canada and the world, fostering future generations of health professionals through the delivery of local and national youth education programs and awards.

This enduring tribute to our country’s rich medical history is showcased here and in our physical exhibit hall in London, ON.