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Heritage Talks' "Maude Abbott Medical Museum & Tour" (February 27, 2020)

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Dr. Richard Fraser gave visitors a tour of the fascinating medical museum at McGill. Photo - Christina Adamko.

Another well-attended Heritage Talk took place yesterday evening at the Maude Abbott Medical Museum, located in the Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building on the McGill University campus. Despite the unsettled weather, nearly two dozen visitors showed up to hear Dr. Richard Fraser speak about pioneering woman physician Maude Abbott. Project director Christina Adamko described Dr. Fraser's presentation as "uplifting and memorable."

Maude Abbott was born in 1869 in St. Andrews East, Quebec. In 1889, she became one of the first women to obtain a bachelor's degree in arts from McGill University. Her subsequent academic career was varied and marked by many accomplishments, including Curatorship of the McGill Medical Museum, publication of a seminal Atlas of Congenital Cardiac Disease, and the founding and development of the International Association of Medical Museums, the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and the Argenteuil Regional Museum. She died in Montreal in 1940 and has since been recognized as one of the outstanding Canadian physicians of the 20th century.

QAHN continues this fascinating and diverse series of talks throughout the spring and early summer at venues in Montreal, the Eastern Townships and the Laurentians.

Click here for the complete 2020 Heritage Talks program!