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Medical Bag

Artifact No.: CSTM 2002.0091

Date: ca. 1840-1899

Source: University Health Network, Toronto


The medical bag was once a fixture of a family doctor’s standard equipment. It represented a time when doctors visited their patients at home and relied on simple but powerful diagnostic instruments such as the stethoscope. This bag was used by Dr. Henry Hover Wright (1816-1899) of Toronto.


Visitors to the Canada Science and Technology Museum respond to this bag in many ways: some see it as a symbol of how far we have advanced, while others see it as a symbol of what we have lost in the doctor-patient relationship.


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Taken on May 23, 2007