Archives of Ontario Display


Summer 2019 is gearing up to be a busy season for us and we hope to see you at our heritage sites!  This July, Archives of Ontario will be loaning us a travelling exhibit on Medical Records in Ontario.  This exhibit will be on display at the Watt Century Farm House and covers everything from psychiatric hospitals, tuberculosis records and uses of medical records.  Canadians and Ontarians take great pride and interest in their health care system. The individuals and institutions that help care for our health affect each one of us at some time in our lives. The story of who we are as individuals and collective societies is rooted in our health and well-being.  The Archives of Ontario is proud to hold an important key to the province’s heritage through the health-related records that it acquires, preserves, and makes accessible to the public. This exhibit presents the variety and scope of medical records held by the Archives of Ontario. It illustrates how medical records are used for historical research and other purposes in addition to their primary function of providing health care.

Photo: Well baby clinic, Hamilton, [ca. 1930] (detail)

Well baby clinic, Hamilton, [ca. 1930] (detail) 
Public Health Nursing photographs 
Black and white print 
Reference Code: RG 10-30-2, 1.14.5 
Archives of Ontario, I0005274