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about every knowable thing, and even certain other things

Welcome to the new Maude Abbott Medical Museum blog!
Our goal is to provide you with a new way of receiving news and updates of activities at the museum, information about artifacts and specimens held in our collections, as well as our ongoing development project.

This blog is intended to publish posts, written by a variety of McGill students, faculty, and guest writers, covering different topics about the museum and its collections.

If you have any questions about the blog, or would like to contribute, please contact us at medicalmuseum.med@mcgill.ca.

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The Museum collection originated around the time of the founding of the Montreal General Hospital (c1822) and the Montreal Medical Institute (1823), the forerunner of the McGill University Medical Faculty. The most famous artifact in the collection is the Holmes heart, a specimen procured at autopsy in 1822 by Dr. Andrew Holmes, first Dean of Medicine at McGill.

The newly-named Maude Abbott Medical Museum was officially constituted by McGill University in 2012. The museum collects, preserves, researches and displays artifacts pertaining to the history of medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and its associated teaching hospitals. The collection has grown to around 2100 wet specimens and 600 skeletal specimens. The collection also include numerous models, pieces of laboratory and medical equipment, as well as illustrations and art works.

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