Dominion Orthopaedic Hospital

Dominion Orthopaedic Hospital

The Dominion Orthopaedic Hospital opened in Toronto, Canada, in 1919, in a building that had originally housed the National Cash Register Company's factory. The factory was converted into a hospital to serve soldiers who had been wounded in WW1. Some time in the 1920s, an unusual book was put together, titled "Illustrated Souvenir: Dominion Orthopaedic Hospital" and filled with snapshots of patients and staff, and an alphabetical list of names running into the thousands. The book's introduction by Dr. Charles Stanley McVicar states "It is much more interesting, and less fatiguing, to recall past experiences by pictures, pen pictures, photographs or sketches than by a studied review of dull statistics or accurate figures. So we present this pictorial review of the activities and personalities of the D.O.H. We present it with the consciousness that it may leave out much, and that it may fail in accuracy of proportion, but it may serve to commemorate a great Canadian Institution." This community draws from the "Illustrated Souvenir" and a variety of other sources to bring together patients and staff of the hospital.

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  • Born 1897

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 144456 Private Canadian Infantry 77th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Helen Elizabeth Hansen

    Born 1891

    Died 1975

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Canadian General Hospital

  • Born 1897

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 443552 Private 54th Battalion

  • Born 1891

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 633270 Private 154th Battalion Highlanders

  • Profile picture for Lawrence Bruce Robertson

    Born 1885

    Died 1923

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1882

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain Canadian Army Dental Corps

  • Born 1891

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1898

    Died 1942

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 646228 Private 158th Overseas Battalion

  • Born 1888

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1896

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 535431 Lance Corporal Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1886

    Died 1954

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3230478 Private Canadian Mounted Rifles 2nd Battalion

  • Born 1881

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1883

    British Army Staff Nurse Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister, Matron Canadian Army Medical Corps only in Canada

  • Born 1895

    Died 1950

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2380849

  • Born 1893

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3080387 Private

  • Born 1886

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1888

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 877570 Sapper 5th Canadian Railway Troop

  • Born 1880

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 9640 3rd Battalion

  • Born 1892

    Died 1966

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 22732

  • Born 1890

    Died 1921

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 5236

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 5236 Sapper Canadian Engineers