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Growing Pains: The 1867 Crisis at Kingston General Hospital

How Kingston General Hospital was saved by its own community

The Confederation is a defining event for Canada, and 1867 was surely a time of celebration for many, but as with any big transition there were certain problems along the way. One of them was the hospital crisis of 1867, in which public hospitals across the country received no public funds for an entire year. Kingston General Hospital was one of the many hospitals affected, but it managed to stay open through the help of the local community. This exhibit will tell you the story of the crisis, and demonstrate how hospitals have changed since 1867.

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Museum of Health Care
Curator: Maxime Chouinard
Research: Agnes Ladon