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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. A (misspelled) bracelet, which Ina Zaritsky later donated to the JGH Archives, was placed on her wrist shortly after her birth in 1942.


The Jewish General Hospital’s 85th anniversary is an ideal occasion to take a glimpse into the past. By remembering the extraordinary efforts of the hospital’s founders, supporters, staff and volunteers, we honour the enduring legacy of the JGH.

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