Welcome to From the Collection where you'll find short illustrated profiles for many objects, images, and documents in the Museum's fascinating collections. As you explore, you will encounter a wide array of artefacts, books and documents, works of art, and photographs representing diverse collections, themes, historical events, persons, medical disciplines, and curiosities - the "treasures" of the collection.
All of the Museum's collection can be found in our on-line database. But with more than 30,000 objects we know that it is easy to miss many of our most intriguing items. From the Collection provides a more complete interpretation of what an artefact is and how it fits into broader themes. These profiles also provide links to other similar objects in the collection, thus making searching on a medical history subject even easier than before.
Choose artefacts from the category headings at the top of the page - Continuity and Change, Education, Identity, Inconceivable, and Innovation. You can also navigate using the word cloud, the Theme Map, the green Prev/Next buttons, the search tool at the top, and the randomly-generated images at the bottom. Hold your cursor over the artefact images to take a closer look.
Have fun exploring some of the wonders of our healthcare past!
Funded by the Ontario Museums and Technology Fund. The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, is acknowledged.