Free admission
CUSM-MTL-MUHC_SignatureSeptember 16 and 17, 2014

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Montreal General Hospital

Livingston Hall, L6.500

1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal

The history and ingenuity of the Montreal General Hospital is going on display for all to see at the MGH Clinical Heritage Exhibit. It is being organized as part of the MUHC’s Legacy Year – a year full of events and activities to honour the rich history and many achievements of the founding hospitals of the McGill University Health Centre.

For almost 200 years the MGH has been where leaders such as Sir William Osler and Nora Livingston pioneered practices that have been adopted around the globe. It has also been the site of numerous Canadian ‘firsts’ – such as the first clinical X-ray image as well as the establishment of the first training school for nurses to offer two-year and then three-year programs.

A collection of photos and artifacts will tell the story of the hospital’s evolution since its opening in 1819 as a 24-bed house located on what is now St-Antoine Street in Old Montreal.

Among the participants, the Adult Autopsy Service will be showcasing some samples from its collection of specimens. Visitors will be able to use a microscope to look at slides dating from 1912 while learning about how autopsy procedures and the reasons for doing autopsies have evolved over the last 100 years.

Displays will also be presented to showcase the hospital’s renowned advances made by the Pain Clinic and in the field of minimally invasive surgery, and many more other departments.

For more information about the MUHC’s Legacy Year, great stories from the past and the full list of events, please visit