Le 15 octobre 1934, une semaine après l’ouverture officielle de l’HGJ, le Dr A. O. Freedman, le grand-père de Bram Freedman, le nouveau président-directeur général de la Fondation de l’HGJ, admettait la première patiente de l’Hôpital. Selon les archives de l’HGJ, la patiente (dont l’identité a été masquée dans la photo ci-dessus), était une femme mariée âgée de 37 ans, native de Roumanie, qui vivait à Montréal depuis 18 ans. Elle a été admise par le biais du Service d’otolaryngologie et hospitalisée pendant deux jours.
December 2018News

New generation of drugs seen as key to greater longevity

Drugs that prolong life? They just might happen, predicted a U.S. expert during a JGH lecture. The key is to delay the onset of disease by using drugs to mimic the illness-resisting capabilities that occur naturally in the bodies of centenarians.

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Dr. Thomas T. Perls
Feature articlesNovember 2016

Healthy habits trump good genes as keys to long life

The age of 90 seems to be a watershed time of life, when genes begin to play an increasingly important role in enabling some people to live to 100 or beyond.

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Dr. H. Gilbert Welch cautions the audience in the Block Amphitheatre that too much medical care can sometimes be as hazardous as too little.
April 2016News

Excessive medical treatment can be hazardous, doctor warns

All too often, excessive or unnecessary medical treatment has the potential to be as harmful as too little care.

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Dr. Michael Gordon speaks at the JGH.
NewsSpring 2015

Be patient when the elderly tell stories, geriatrician recommends

According to Dr. Michael Gordon, Medical Program Director of Palliative Care at Toronto’s Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, story-telling strengthens memories and associations.

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