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 1892

    Died 1946

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1087279 Private 252nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Carl Humphrey

    Born 1897

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3132145 Private 1st Depot Battalion, WOR

  • Born 1881

    Died 1972

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps 1st Canadian General Hospital

  • Born 1897

    Died 1939

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 799869 Private

  • Profile picture for Thomas Shirreff Ronaldson

    Born 1896

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 806 Acting Sergeant

  • Born 1895

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1057071 Private 245th O/S Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Patrick Hoar

    Born 1889

    Died 1920

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595841

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2595841 Private Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

  • Born 1888

    Died 1936

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 442734

  • Profile picture for Albert Klaassen

    Born 1897

    Died 1958

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 730694 Private 111th (South Waterloo) Overseas Battalion

  • Profile picture for George Gallie Nasmith

    Born 1877

    Died 1965

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Colonel Canadian Army Medical Corps - Hydrological Unit

  • Born 1884

    Died 1926

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 256542 Private Saskatchewan Regiment 1st Depot Battalion

  • Born 1885

    Died 1920

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1266139 Staff Sergeant Farrier Royal Canadian Dragoons

  • Profile picture for Thomas Bickerton Edmison

    Born 1880

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1891

    Died 1992

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Charles Thomas Harrowsmith

    Born 1888

    Died 1944

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 138596 Private

  • Born 1888

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 769226 Private 18th Battalion

  • Born 1892

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps

    British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1884

    Died 1927

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1880

    Died 1932

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 463496

  • Born 1889

    Died 1951

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 436518