Quints
85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: Five times the joy

The JGH made headlines across the continent and as far as Europe in 1992, when the hospital became the first in Quebec where quintuplets were born.

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Surgery
85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: Taking surgery into the future

Within the first decade of its launch, the JGH was already providing patients with the most advanced treatment and the most up-to-date surgical techniques of that era.

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Michael Douglas (centre) with Dr. Saul Frenkiel (right) and Dr. Sheldon Elman, Chairman of Medisys Health Group, at a McGill University fundraising gala co-chaired by Drs. Frenkiel and Elman.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: Michael Douglas praises JGH expertise in diagnosing his throat cancer

In May 2010, Michael Douglas offered public thanks to Dr. Saul Frenkiel, former Chief of the JGH Division of Otolaryngology, for correctly diagnosing the actor’s throat cancer after other physicians had missed it.

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In 1967, Nurse Vashti McClean turns the selector switch of the JGH’s new fetal heart monitoring system, as she listen’s to an unborn baby’s heartbeat through an amplifier (lower left) and watches it on an oscilloscope (upper right).
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: The beat goes on in Obstetrics

The JGH was at the forefront of obstetrical care in 1967, when it became the first hospital in Montreal to install a fetal heart monitoring system.

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By fall 1968, construction of the framework of the Lady Davis Institute was under way, with the facility on schedule to open the following year. Also being built at that time was the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (at rear, to the left), which was launched in 1969.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: Lady Davis Institute opens at the JGH in 1969

In 1969, the Lady Davis Institute opened at the JGH and went on to become one of Quebec’s leading facilities for medical research.

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Ossana Zeitounian, seamstress extraordinaire, in 2009 with a few of the dozens of dolls for which she sewed healthcare related uniforms.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: The JGH’s best dressed team of tiny healthcare staff

Members of the JGH’s best dressed healthcare team—more than 100 strong—are just 15 to 30 centimetres tall and are based in a pair of display cases in the first-floor passageway between Pavilions C and G.

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Mayor Gérald Tremblay (second from left) releases a butterfly, to the delight of (from left) JGH Executive Director Henri Elbaz, Sheila Kussner and Joey Adler.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre soars on butterfly wings

Butterflies, Hope & Cope’s uplifting symbol, took to the air by the dozens on July 3, 2007, at the climax of inaugural ceremonies for the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre.

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Farmland
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: Health care … and farming

In the 1930s, the JGH used the extra land around the hospital to grow its own vegetables, which were often harvested using horses and a wagon.

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Brochure published by the Herzl Health Centre in the 1960s.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: The JGH merges with its predecessor in family medicine

For more than 60 years, countless numbers of patients received vital health care in what was originally known as the Herzl Dispensary. But by the mid-1970s, its time as an independent facility was at an end, as a result of its merger with the JGH.

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Bracelet
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: Bracelets for newborns

During the JGH’s early years, newborn babies were sometimes identified by bracelets whose lettered beads were strung by nursery staff.

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