TheailliewickNovember 2012Volume 15, Issue 1Image: Medicine: An Illustrated History by A.S. Lyons and R.J.Petrucelli, published by Harry N. Abrams NY 1978.BBringing Canada’s healthcare story to life!IN THIS ISSUE:Museum HighlightsPg. 2Collections UpdateWelcoming New FacesHello & GoodbyeNew Look at HistoryCuratorial CornerUpcoming Programs345678Ann Baillie BuildingNational Historic Site32 George Street, Kingston, ON K7L 2V7Phone: (613) 548-2419Email: aCharitable No. 87790 3989 RR0001FALL/WINTER/SPRING: TUES.-FRI., 10AM-4PMSUMMER: TUES.-SUN., 10AM-4PMADMISSION BY DONATIONA Century Gone: Joseph Lister, Antisepsis andthe beginnings of Modern Surgical MedicineBy Pamela Peacock, CuratorSir Joseph Lister, Bt. was born 1827 tant barrier – one that would kill microin Essex, England. He graduatedorganisms – was applied in and ontofrom University College, London,open wounds. Throughout much of thewith a Bachelor of Medicine in 1852nineteenth century it was believed thatand, at age 26, entered the Royal College infections were brought on by miasmas,of Surgeons. Shortly thereafter, heor bad air; however, the work of scienmoved to Edinburgh to pursue his career tists came to show that it was not the airand practice. In 1860 he accepted theitself but rather the micro-organisms inposition of Chairit that were to blame.of Clinical SurgeryThis realization incitedat the UniversityLister to find ways toIn 1860.Listerof Glasgow. Increate a barrier betweenfound that 45-50%this capacity, Listerthe airborne pathogensof amputationfound that 45-50%and the wound thuspatients later diedof amputationdiminishing incidents ofofinfection.patients later died ofinfection.infection. SpurredIn 1867 he preby this statistic,sented his findings in ahe undertook the experiments on thepaper to the British Medical Associationprevention of infection that earned himin Dublin, which was later reprinted inwide renown.the British Medical Journal. Lister stated:Drawing on the ideas of Louis Pas“To prevent the occurrence of supteur, Lister’s experiments demonstratedpuration with all its attendant risks wasthat infection was avoided if a disinfecan object manifestly desirable, but( ( Continued on page 7All Museum images credited: Kathy Karkut, Jenny Stepa, and Catherine Toews. Newsletter editor: Jenny Stepa.1

President's messageBy Alan Grant, President & ChairIencourage everyone to read anddiscover what the Museum hasbeen doing over the last little while.As you can see there has been a hugeamount of activity and learning – forall ages and interests – taking placewithin and without the building thatcontains our artefacts and archives! Theongoing success of any organizationis determined, in large measure, byhow it engages and attracts a broadcross section to appreciate and supportits Vision and Mission. The Museumof Health Care has been particularlysuccessful in doing this – thanks to adedicated, inventive professional staffthat targets a cross section of ages andinterests.In addition to local events theMuseum also reaches out throughelectronic and other means to engage,educate and entertain well beyondKingston using its unique collectionsand expertise. Our continued successdepends on outreach and, as I think youwill agree, the Museum excels at this!Earlier this year the Board ofDirectors and Staff updated theMuseum of Health Care's StrategicPlan for 2013-2016. I will sign off withour updated vision of the Museum'scontinuing role:The Museum of Health Care is Canada’scentre for people of all ages to learn moreabout the cultural, scientific, spiritual andtechnological resources that preserve health andmanage disease, pain and suffering.Children's GalleryExhibition Opening:Museum HighlightsThe Skin You're InFamilies enjoyed the face paintingstation and hands-on activitiesat last May's exhibition opening.Thank you to all in attendance!On November 14, 2012, Queen'sdoctoral candidate SamanthaSandassie delighted & informed apacked room at the Museum withher lecture Half gods, good Surgeonsmay be called, which exploredthe risky business of early modernsurgery and its professionalizationin 17th-century England.2012 Dr. Margaret AngusResearch FellowshipEvening PresentationBlog seriesThis summer Curatorial AssistantMaddi McKay wrote the blog series"Would I Have Died?" about theintersection of medical history withher own family's health history.This personal exploration of scarletfever, pneumonia, and meconiumaspiration syndrome is availableat Gore delivered a publicpresentation entitled Cultures of Birth:Midwifery in 19th- and 20th- century Ontarioto an engaged audience on October18, 2012. Inspired by the Museumof Health Care’s vast collection ofobstetrical instruments, Diana exploredseveral changesin birth culturesover thecourse of herfour-monthfellowship.Midwifery washbasin 1927.1.1A strong turnout of St. Joseph'sSchool of Nursing Alumnae membersattended last May's nursing historyevent "The Women Religious Ordersand the Catholic Hospitals in Canada."Volunteers (from L to R) David, Christina, Marilyn, and Claire delight young program participants2Museum of Health Care - The BAILLIEwick - November 2012

Collections OutreachCollections UpdateBy Kathy Karkut, Collections ManagerDetails from online artefact profiles feature "From the Collection."This fall I was invited tocontribute to the OntarioMuseums Association (OMA)Certificate in Museum StudiesCollections Management Course held atthe Agnes Etherington Art Centre on26 September, 2012.I provided information on thecollections management cataloguingsoftware in use at the Museum, InMagicDB/Textworks InMagic Version 4(1999). Four other local museum staffdiscussed their preferred software,ranging in capabilities from Access,to MIMSY, to Past Perfect. Whileother software offers Windows basedfeatures, DB/ Textworks has suited theMuseum’s needs very well over the past20 years.In a second presentation, Idiscussed the Museum’s recentlycompleted digitization project“From the Collection,” now availableon our website at This projectacts as an introduction to the 32,000 objects on the on-line collectionsdatabase, presenting concise studies ofa variety of objects gathered under fivethemes. Each study links back to theon-line catalogue to allow for furtherexploration of similar themed objects.The “Zoomify” magnification featureallows for truly close up views of eachfeatured object.To complete the day of learning,the 28 OMA participants enjoyeda close- up look at the Museum’sstorage areas, viewed slide shows ofcollections storage solutions createdfor the unique objects in the medicaland pharmaceutical collections, andtoured the galleries. There was still timefor networking amongst the group andmuseum staff prior to leaving for theirdinner reservations.In response to the numerous queriesregarding the safe practices of handlingthis type of potentially hazardousobject, we sent resources on how tocorrectly store vintage pharmaceuticalitems to the students.We wish to thank the coursedirector, Bev Dietrich, Curator atGuelph Museums, for inviting our staffto share our collections managementprojects and for including a visit to ourcollections storage as part of the course."From the Collection" was funded by theOntario Museums and Technology Fund. Thesupport of the Government of Ontario, throughthe Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, isacknolwedged.Contributions to The Medical PostFor those of you subscribed to TheMedical Post, a bimonthly publicationfor physicians, watch for Museum ofHealth Care artefacts featuredin the segment "Artefactual."Each object, chosen becauseof its intriguing history, isaccompanied by a multiplechoice quiz as well as historicbackground elsewhere in theissue.A carbolic acid sprayer(1934.12.3) was featured inSeptember 2012Museum of Health Care - The BAILLIEwick - November 2012Queen’s Work Study student Aimee Sims, 1st year Masters of ArtConservation, completed new collections storage to house a range ofdentures from the Dr. Ralph & Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian DentalCollection. The dentures include a variety of materials from earlyhand carved ivory with human teeth, to partial dentures with gold andsterling, to a mixture of plastics.3

Welcoming New FacesEducation Programsand Curatorialvolunteer CynthiaCotton is a PhDstudent at CarletonUniversity in thedepartment ofAnthropology. She studies medicalanthropology and is particularly interested inthe social side of organ transplantation. Oneday, Cynthia hopes to become a museumexhibit designer or educational specialist.Beatrice D'Angelo isdelighted to be backat the Museum as aWork Study BilingualTranslator. This pastsummer, she hadthe opportunity towork at the Museum as a Public ProgramsAssistant.* She is currently in her fourth yearin Philosophy and Art History at Queen'sUniversity, and hopes to pursue Philosophyfurther in graduate school. She is excited tohelp make the Museum more accessibleto visitors and school groups through herFrench translations. In addition to workingat the Museum, she volunteers at the AgnesEtherington Art Centre, and loves attendingand volunteering with various events inKingston's vibrant cultural sector.Melissa Ducsharmrecently joinedthe Museum as avolunteer docent. Shereceived a degreein Kinesiology fromMcMaster Universityand is currently in the process of completingher masters at Queen’s in Anatomy. Melissahopes to teach anatomy in the future andenjoys playing soccer in her spare time.Alexandra Galanishas joined theMuseum this fall asa bilingual docent.She is currentlya undergraduatestudent in FrenchStudies at Queen's University, and plans towrite her LSAT's next year. She looks forwardto helping run children and adult programsin the two languages closest to her heart!Education Programsand Special Eventsvolunteer Rhona Galeretired from teachingwith the LimestoneSchool Board in June,2011. Her experiencesand enjoyment of teaching led her to lookfor volunteer work in education, particularlyin teaching history. She enjoys helping outwith the children’s programs, as well as thelecture series.Amanda Martyniukrecently joined theMuseum as a volunteerdocent. She graduatedfrom the University ofWestern Ontario thisspring with an Honours Bachelor of Scienceand is now a M.Sc. Candidate in AnatomicalSciences at Queen's University. She islooking forward to using her passion forteaching and learning in her field to help getothers excited about science and health!Varsha Jayaraman isa Curatorial Assistantat the Museum. Shereceived a Bachelorof Arts (Honours) inHistory from Queen'sUniversity in Spring2012. She lovesmedical history and learning about thehistory of surgery. Varsha hopes to one daywork in the medical field.Having spent anincredible summerworking as a CuratorialAssistant* in the mostamazing museum withan unbelievable staff,Maddi McKay hasnow returned to the University of Ottawawhere she is majoring in Anthropology witha minor in the Social Sciences of Health.Maddi misses the museum constantly andwishes them all the best!Erin Kraus has recentlybecome the DigitalPhotographer at theMuseum of HealthCare. She is workingtowards a Master'sin Art Conservationin the paper stream. Prior to working atthe Museum of Health Care, she was thedigital photographer at a fine art museumin Kansas. Working with fine art was fun,but working with medical instruments willbe particularly interesting. She hopes tomake great progress in photographing theMuseum's collection.Julia Lubczynski wasthrilled to completeher Alternate Practicumplacement with theMuseum as part ofher education trainingat Queen’s University. During her time atthe Museum, Julia created an in-museumeducational program for students in Grades7 and 8. This 5 part presentation introducesstudents to the fascinating world ofwaterborne pathogens, as they explore thehistory of waterborne diseases in Kingston,and learn about the importance of clean andsafe drinking water in our modern society.* Our thanks to Dr. Jacalyn Duffin and the Queen's Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) for their support in thecreation of this position! // ** Funding for this project has been made possible in part through a contribution from theYoung Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, Department of Canadian Heritage. / Le financement pource projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce á une contribution de Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissementsdu patrimoine, une initiative du ministère du Patimoine canadien.4Collections AssistantAimee Sims is a firstyear Queen's ArtConservation studentfocusing on artifacts.She moved to Montrealfrom England in 1997and received her undergraduate degreein Art History from Concordia University.Her previous museum experience includesworking in the art conservation departmentat the McCord Museum associated withMcGill University. Aimee loves sportsespecially horse riding, reading mysterynovels and travelling to new countries.Cassandra Tranrecently joined theMuseum as a DigitalPhotographer Assistant.She is currently in herfourth year at Queen'sUniversity, majoring in Classical Studies. Herpassions lie in archaeology, which is whyshe is very excited with her work in theCollections Department. In her spare time,Cassandra enjoys rock climbing and cooking.Welcome to Our NewBoard of DirectorsMembers:Kate KahnDr. Walter RosserMuseum of Health Care - The BAILLIEwick - November 2012

Community honours James Low, founder ofthe Museum of Health CareCatherine Toews poses with two youngparticipants at her 2011 March Break FamilyProgram "Snot & Whatnot"Congratulations & GoodbyeBDeb Matthews, Minister of Health and John Gerretsen, M.P.P- Kingston and the Islandspresent Dr. James Low with a scroll to recognize his retirement and service.(Photo courtesy of Office of the Honourable John Gerretsen)At a reception on April 17, 2012,the community honored Dr.James Low’s contributions asthe Founder of the Museum of HealthCare and his 20 years of service as itsvolunteer Executive Director. Dr. Lowstepped down as Executive Directorthis year but remains with the museumas a part-time advancement officer.To recognize his lifelongdedication to preserving medicalhistory, the Museum of Heath Careintroduced the Dr. James Low LegacyFund. Gifts made to this fund willcontribute to the long term stabilityof the Museum.est wishes to Catherine Toewsand her family after their moveto British Columbia last summer,and congratulations on the birthof their son! Catherine contributedto the Museum in Health Care inmany wonderful ways during herfour years as Museum Manager& Program Director. Her graphicdesigns, program development,and mentoring of volunteers andstaff are just a few ways her workwill endure. Thank you, Catherine,from everyone at the Museum!Volunteer spirit strong at the MuseumHello & WelcomeAprevious volunteer and the2012 Margaret Angus ResearchFellow, Diana Gore is thrilledto be joining the staff this fall. Arecent graduate of the Master ofMuseum Studies program at theUniversity of Toronto, Diana willbe replacing Jenny Stepa as thenew Communications and FinanceCoordinator. A fan of all thingssocial media and databases, Dianawill keep you informed aboutmuseum events, and happilyanswer any questions aboutbecoming a member.We have been very fortunateto have incredibly strongvoluntary support this year-from our long-standing volunteers andfrom the influx of new faces. They lendtheir unique skills and knowledge tohelp in several areas of the Museum,from education programming tocollections, and increase our capacity andeffectiveness as an organization.Museum of Health Care - The BAILLIEwick - November 2012At the Volunteer Appreciation Reception last spring.Why the wonderful showing ofvolunteer spirit? While individual benefitsvary from person to person, includingcareer training and giving back to thecommunity, all of our volunteers citea dedication to the Museum of HealthCare's fascinating and unique work. Forinformation about how to volunteer,please visit our newly revamped websiteor drop us a line!5

New Look at HistoryMMysterious Mexican DiseaseMay Rewrite History of SpanishConquesty absolute favourite thingabout being a history studentis having my previousBy Danielle Ruffolo, Public Programs Assistantassumptions about historical narrativesdashed. During my first year at Queen’s entirely different name, cocoliztli. Thisthe European population was notI quickly learned that what was deemed led Acuna-Soto to suspect that thesusceptible to cocoliztli if it was a“fact” in my earlier education is actually outbreaks of 1545 and 1576 featuredNative disease to which the Europeansjust one of many historical narratives to anentirely different disease than that ofhad no immunity. How could thisconsider – history isn’t as cut-and-dried 1518. Acuna-Soto also translated a textdisease have bypassed the Spanishas I had thought.that was written by a Spaniard sent topopulation if it did not originate fromI learned this lesson very clearly inthe New World to record details of theEurope? Acuna-Soto’s theory is that themy class “The Atlantic World”, duringepidemic for the Spanish King. Thisdisease was carried by rodents who wereour discussion of the Columbiantext detailed several major Mexicannumerous in the fields where NativeExchange – the transfer ofyouth worked. In discoveringideas, people, plants, animals,that huge rainfalls had hit inand pathogens between thethe years when cocoliztli brokeEuropean settlers and theout, he posited that this wouldNative populations of thehave brought out rodents toNew World. While each ofthe fields, infecting the Nativethe transfers that occurred inpopulation with the disease.this exchange is fascinating toMedical historians todaystudy, the pathogen transfercontinue to discuss thisgenerally receives the mostmystery, and whether it mayattention. By 1600, theprove relevant in the future.vast majority of the NativeIf cocoliztli is indeed thepopulation in Mexico waslargest perpetrator of thedecimated due to exposuredecimation of the Mexicanto European diseases, mostNative population in the 1500s,famously smallpox. Thewe have identified a pathogenNatives had not had anythat came out of nowhereexposure to these Europeanonly to retreat to obscurity,diseases and, therefore, theirthat we know very little about,bodies were not equipped toand that could very well comefight them.back again with unpredictableSmallpox is almost alwaysconsequences.Detail of Mexica/Aztec Chronicle, Codex Telleriano-Remensis: 1544-46credited as the biggest, andIf there is anything I haveFrom the Collection of Andres Resendezsometimes the only, diseaselearned from my experiencesthat wiped out the Native population;epidemics including the epidemic ofworking at the Museum of Health Carehowever, research published in 20061545 that had wiped out 45% of theand as a history student it is that historysuggests a possible unidentified andNative population. The disease wasis not static. Historians are constantlydeadlier New World disease, the origins described as having very differentuncovering new evidence and reworkingof which remain a mystery even today.symptoms than the full-body rashnarratives. Counter-histories ariseDr. Rodolfo Acuna-Soto, aand pustules that are characteristic ofto challenge commonly held truths.Mexican historian, poured throughsmallpox. According to the text, theHistory is an ever-changing subject– itold Spanish records detailing thecasualties of the epidemics of 1545is alive and very relevant. In the caseevents of the settlers’ arrival in Newand 1576 bled from the ears and nose,of cocoliztli, we will have to wait andSpain, now Mexico, and the epidemicswent insane and died within a week,see precisely how relevant this alternatethat followed. He noticed somethingand when examined post-mortemhistorical narrative will be.odd; while the first epidemic ofwere found to have blackened internalDanielle is a fourth year History student at1518 was described in the recordsQueen’s University and a 2012 Public Programorgans.Assistant at the Museum. Many thanks to Dr.using the Native word for smallpox,The story remains a mystery.Jacalyn Duffin and the Queen's Summer Workthe disease responsible for the 1545Casualties were almost entirelyExperience Program for their support in theand 1576 epidemics were given anNative youth. Critics question whycreation of Danielle's position!6Museum of Health Care - The BAILLIEwick - November 2012

Lister. continued from page 1till lately apparently unattainable,since it seemed hopeless to attempt toexclude the oxygen which was universallyregarded as the agent by which putrefaction was effected. But when it hadbeen shown by the researches of Pasteurthat the septic properties of the atmosphere depended not on the oxygen, orany gaseous constituent, but on minuteorganisms suspended in it, which owedtheir energy to their vitality, it occurredto me that decomposition in the injuredpart might be avoided without excludingthe air, by applying as a dressing somematerial capable of destroying the life ofthe floating particles. [ ]The material which I have employedis carbolic or phenic acid, a volatileorganic compound which appears toexercise a peculiarly destructive influenceupon low forms of life, and hence is themost powerful antiseptic with which weare at present acquainted.” Joseph Lister,“On the Antiseptic Principle of thePractice of Surgery” (1867)Through the application of suchdressings, as well as flushing the woundswith antiseptics, the mortality rate ofLister’s ward decreased to 15% by 1870.In addition to sterilizing wounds, acarbolic acid spray was employed for atime in the attempt to disinfect the airin the surgical room. This practice wasdiscontinued, though, because the effectsof acid inhalation proved severe.In 1877 Lister was appointedprofessor of surgery at King’s College, London. Though he retired frommedical practice in 1893, he served asthe President of the Royal Society from1895 to 1900 and of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in1896. He was also a founding memberof the British Institute of PreventativeMedicine, now the Lister Institute ofPreventative Medicine. Lister died 10February, 1912.Lister further advocated for thesterilization of surgical instruments,for the cessation of the use of porousnatural materials in surgical instruments,and for surgeons to sterilize their hands.Through his efforts and inventionsantisepsis became a basic principle ofsurgery and medical practice.Summer Exhibit:Friendly Fire CabinetCuratorial Cornertreatments and surgeries based on thehumoural theory of medicine wereriendly Fire and Friendly Fireaddressed, including the propensity toCabinet were two art exhibitionsliberal bloodletting and the inductionjointly curated by and held at,of violent purging. Amputation, thethe Agnes Etherington Art Centremost frequent surgical intervention,and the Museum of Health Care,was described and the reasons forrespectively, from 5 May to 3 September its frequency explained. A ‘research2012. Award-winning artist Howienook,’ containing printed secondaryTsui was contracted to produce threesource materials and an evaluationoriginal works and a research cabinetbook was also included. A number ofbased on his interaction with medicaleducational programs, including anartefacts from the War of 1812 in theafternoon of speakers, tours, and youthprogramming, supplementedand enhanced the exhibits.Tsui's intimate studyof the war complimentand complicate thenation-building narrativestold through othercommemorative eventsand engage us with littlediscussed aspects of theDetail of Howie Tsui: Friendly Fire Cabinet War, including the medical(Photo: Paul Litherland) theories and practicescollection of the Museum and on abrought to the battlefields.broader study of the War of 1812. TsuiThank you to Jan Allen, Acting Directorcreated thought-provoking pieces thatat the AEAC, and Paul Robertson, formerexplore how warfare is written on theMHC Curator, for the conception of andbody through insightful, and sometimes work on this project. Funding from the City ofirreverent, explorations of war-wounds, Kingston Arts Fund and the Government ofCanada is acknowledged.of British-Aboriginal alliances, and ofself-injury and factitious disease as aView Tsui's Artist Talk online s/way out of service. Tours were offeredfriendlyfirecabinet.htmlof the exhibits, a related educationprogram was developed, and anHowie Tsui: Friendly Fireexhibition catalogue was produced.Catalogue Available to Pre-order!At the Museum of Health Care,Including articles by JanIncludinFriendly Fire Cabinet presented anAllen, SSteven Loft, andarrangement of sketches, works inPaul RRobertson, andprogress, and influential secondarydesigneddesigby VincentPerez this cataloguePerez,sources that inspired the artist,is a fascinatingfarecordproviding insight into the artist’sof Tsui’sTs creations.process. From anatomical drawings toEachEac article skillfullycontemporary racial hierarchies, severalalinterweavesinteart,of the sources that inspired Tsui werehishistory,memory,and criticalcrreflection,presented in juxtuaposition with earlyilluminating for the readerread the myriaddrafts of his work, allowing viewers toways that Tsui has exploredexplore the War of 1812.see the ideological underpinnings ofComing soon to our Gift Shop. Pre-ordereach piece.catalogue by contacting us atText panels explained the medical613-548-2419 or [email protected] and practices of the day.64 pp 30 col. ill. 9 x 8 in softcover 978-1-55339Typical health problems and the263-7 22.00 Can. 25.00 U.S.By Pamela Peacock, CuratorFMuseum of Health Care - The BAILLIEwick - November 20127

Growing the Museum CommunitySaveave the Dates: Upcomingg22013 ProgramsStay in Touch!Social Media allow us to reach out to thecommunity and share information on adaily basis. It is our way of checking in andletting you know what we are up to, whetherit is a new event we are planning or a photoof our hard working volunteers. We postvideos, articles, information from other localand national organizations, as well as funtidbits about the daily operations of theMuseum. To follow along,Teddy Bear Hospital Family Day Program for Ages 3 to 8Back by popular demand! Bring your teddy bear or otherspecial stuffed animal to the Museum of Health Carethis Family Day! Our trained teddy doctors and nurseswill be on hand to examine and treat your beloved toy'sbumps, lumps, and bruises! Learn, laugh, and discoverwhy doctors and hospitals aren't so scary after all! Theevent will include a special storytime, tasty snacks, and ahands-on craft activity. Suitable for ages 3-8, with adultaccompaniment. Pre-registration required. To register call(613) 548-2419 or e-mail [email protected], February 1810:30 am to noon OR 1:00 to 2:30 pmAt the Museum (32 George St.) 5/child (no charge for adults)Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter @MuseumofHealthSubscribe to our blogmuseumofhealthcare.wordpress.comGive a Museum Gift MembershippThis is the perfect gift for those who want toconnect with a museum community and arepassionate about the preservation of the legacyy ofhealth care. In addition to regular member benefiefits, therecipient of your Gift Membership will receive a welcomepackage explaining their gift. If you make an additional GiftCircle donation on behalf of your Gift Membership recipient,they will also receive a complimentary Anne Baillie Buildingpewter collectable ornament (while supplies last) and, aswith any donation, you will be supplied with a charitable taxreceipt.To give a Museum of Health Care membership,download the Gift Membership form ip.html, or call us at 613-548-2419.Pump It Up!March Break Programs for Ages 6 Get your heart pumping and your brain working withhands-on activities about physical fitness! Participatein action-packed learning about your respiratory,circulatory, and muscular systems—and find out whyyour body in motion is so amazing! Suitable for ages 6-12(parents welcome). Pre-registration required. To registercall 613-548-2419 or e-mail [email protected], March 13 from 10am to noon ORThursday, March 14 from 10am to noon ORFriday, March 15 from 10am to noon OR 2pm to 4pmAt the Museum (32 George St.) 5/child (no charge for adults)8Explore a CanadianHospital's FacsinatingPast in Upcoming AppThroughout 2012, the Museum of Health Care and iSTORMNew Media have been developing a virtual walking tourof the Kingston General Hospital, to be released as a freemobile application next year. With an interactive map ofKGH as their startingpoint, the public canstep “inside” each ofthe original buildings toexperience themes withinthe history of Canadianhospital care from 1835to 1914. Funding from theOntario Trillium Foundationis acknowledged.Museum of Health Care - The BAILLIEwick - November 2012

software in use at the Museum, InMagic DB/Textworks InMagic Version 4 (1999). Four other local museum staff discussed their preferred software, ranging in capabilities from Access, to MIMSY, to Past Perfect. While other software offers Windows based features, DB/ Textworks has su