You’re invited to a free public lecture this autumn which will explore current research into the history of prosthetics.
November 9th, this year’s Margaret Angus Research Fellow Jeff Sobil will explore the history of prosthetic limbs and the unique role they have played within rehabilitation medicine, national identity and discourse on economics, morality, gender, art and science. “Spare Parts: How Crippled Masculinity Got Hamstringed & Got a Leg-Up” takes place at 7pm at the Louise D. Acton Building (31 George Street), and refreshments will follow.
To help Canadians better understand the history of health and health care, the Museum preserves and promotes the rich material legacy of Canada’s medical and health care past. The Museum serves the general public, practitioners, students, and historians through exhibitions, interpretive programs, and special events throughout the year. This year the Museum of Health Care celebrates its 20th anniversary.
The Museum of Health Care is open year-round from Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm (open weekends during the summer), and admission is by donation. Drop in to see our seven onsite exhibitions, or visit us online at www.museumofhealthcare.ca for online activities and exhibits.