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 1890

    Died 1959

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 739055 Private 37th Battalion

  • Born 1898

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2355931 Private Canadian Infantry 1st Depot, Western Ontario Regiment

  • Profile picture for Percival Keith Menzies

    Born 1886

    Died 1971

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Colonel Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1886

    Other Empire Force Sister French Red Cross French Flag Nursing Corps

  • Born 1887

    Died 1963

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1042027 Private Canadian Forestry Corps

  • Profile picture for Charles George Ellis

    Born 1881

    Died 1920

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 141190

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 141190 Private Canadian Mounted Rifles 4th Battalion

  • Born 1883

    Died 1969

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 237671 Private 204th Battalion

  • Born 1896

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 925824

  • Profile picture for Clarence Leslie Starr

    Born 1868

    Died 1928

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Colonel Canadian Army Medical Corps Granville Canadian Special Hospital (Orthopaedic), Ramsgate

  • Profile picture for Margaret Ellen Sullivan

    Born 1889

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1888

    Died 1960

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps