History of Healthcare Exhibit Now Open
by Maryanne Matthews
How did the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre came to be? How did public health movements have evolved over the years? You can find out at the History of Healthcare exhibit now open at the Thunder Bay Museum.
“Thunder Bay’s Medical History” is not just about hospitals, but about advances in public health, disease prevention and technology,” explains Dr. Tory Tronrud, Thunder Bay Museum Curator/Director. “This exhibit highlights some of the changes that have taken place locally over the past two centuries, culminating in the creation of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.”
The exhibit is described as being very visually stimulating, and includes interesting historical images depicting healthcare throughout the region’s history, as well as early medical artifacts and equipment.
Chisholm Pothier, VP, Communications and Engagement, Aboriginal Affairs and Government Relations, TBRHSC, hopes that people can make it out to see this interesting and informative exhibit. “This is a great opportunity for everyone to see just how much healthcare has truly evolved in our community,” he says. “It’s a wonderful way to celebrate our transition from a community hospital to a world-class health sciences centre.”
Thunder Bay’s Medical History exhibit is on display until November 8th, 2015. For more information about museum hours of operation and admission costs, please visit www.thunderbaymuseum.com.