About our Project

The Living History project was inspired by a dedicated group of alumni from the Class of 1944, to celebrate U of T Medicine’s tremendous legacy and impact through memories shared by our alumni community. Established in 1887, the Faculty of Medicine has a 129-year legacy of well-known research breakthroughs and untold stories of U of T Medicine alumni, faculty and staff. The Living History project is a digital archive to  preserve our past while paying tribute to our ongoing present-day story.

Woven together, our individual U of T Medicine experiences tell an extraordinary story of a world leader in health education, research and clinical care. We hope that you’ll take a walk down memory lane and share your experiences to help us capture the inspiring – and ever-changing – story of U of T Medicine.

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Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1973Class in Medical Gymnastics - first year physiotherapy, 1939TGH House Men, 1885-86Bust of James Mustard, detailFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1925Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1986Daffydil, 1951In the Classroom at the Faculty of Medicine1903 at the University of TorontoDaffydil Programme Cover, 2013Laboratory Sciences, Penicillin ProductionFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1900Charles Armstrong Gets Bacteriologist PostGraduationFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1915Nov61924, VarsityNewsNewborn photoreceptors created from retinal stem cellsSketch of John J.R. Macleod, 1924Banting and Best, 1924Lap-Chee Tsui, detailFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1980Macleod Awards Collip Half of His Nobel PrizeClass of 1920 Reunion in 1940Lawrence Naiman, 1964Equipment at Connaught Laboratories, 1923Tillson HarrisonCollip, Best, and Banting pictured with Mrs. F.N.G. Starr, 1936Pediatric Care, 1915U of T medical student, Jessica Shin, practices her suturing skillsBust of Maud Menten, detailHonor Two Men For Cancer WorkFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1962Toronto General Hospital, extMedical Faculty, Session 1892-93Alert MD's As New Meningitis Kills 4 Day BabyAthletic letterBiochemistry laboratory, 1966Daffydil Programme Cover, 1949Toronto General Hospital Ground, c.1920Davidson Black PlaqueFirst "B" type panel for New Medical Sciences Building, 1966Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1957Faculty of Medicine, Class of 196815th Reunion: Class of 1944Daffydil Programme Cover, 1955Toronto General Hospital Under Construction, 1907Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1984Sketch of Frederick G. Banting, 1923Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1894Students in the labJoseph Arthur MacFarlane, Portrait (photo)Operating room, Toronto General Hospital, 1900Norman Bethune with Sentinel, 19391843 at the University of TorontoElizabeth Hughes and Family, 1916Dr. Griff Pearson in the operating roomWilliam E. Gallie and Gordon E. Richards, surgery and radium treatment for cancerToronto General Hospital, College Street buildings, 1913Diagnostic Imaging at HSC, 1917Daffydil Programme Cover, 1960Bust of Robert Bruce Salter, detailFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1974Harold Johns, founder of medical physics in CanadaFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1983Meds Class of 5T2, permanent executiveFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1919Healthy Patient of Frederick Banting, 1923Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1964Toronto General Hospital, 1895Norman Bethune Memorial, ChinaThe Toronto XVIVO Lung Perfusion System, 2008Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1917Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1990Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1905Medical At-Home, 1954Drs Peter J Moloney and Charles Best, 1971Psychiatry, Three Successive Department Heads, 1970sFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1936John James MackenzieDr. John B. Collip, 1927Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1981Elizabeth Bagshaw Biography, 1984Daffydil Programme Cover, 2009Norman Bethune Treating Teenage Soldier, 1939Hospital for Sick Children Ward, early 20th centuryToronto School of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1880-1881Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1940Executive of the Canadian Association of Medical Students and Interns, 1953Faculty of Medicine, Graduating of 1946Toronto School of Medicine, Second Year Students, 1870-1871Dr. Asselstine Named Director of Child Development ServicesFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1965Charles H. Best SculptureWilfred Bigelow, detailBenefit Of Carotid Endarterectomy In Patients With Symptomatic Moderate Or Severe StenosisGeorge Connell, detailMoss Hall, University Park TorontoDaffydil Programme, 1957Pathology Fellows and Veterans 1946-47Daffydil Night Preparations, 1948Norman Bethune Operating on Wounded SoldierToronto General Hospital, 1913Satisfies Boyhood Ambition Dr. Arnup is Going to ChinaFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1907School of Hygiene Building, 1927Medical student and photographer Walt Mackenzie, 1950Dr. Bob Delaney Receives Biggs Trophy Award, U of T1919 at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1938Ramsay Wright, ca. 1880sDaffydil program coverDaffydil Programme Cover, 1957Psych exam, 1957Research Council Gives FellowshipsNorman Bethune, China, 1938Charles H. Best and the Best Institute, 1953Staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital, 1959Bust of Louis Siminovitch, detailNorman Bethune, Graduating Class, 1916Jersey crestFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1979Dr. Moloney receiving the Gairdner Award from Governor-General Michener, 1967Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1955Daffydil Programme Cover, 1956Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1988Investigating a Specimen at the Banting, 1944Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1959Daffydil castConnaught Laboratories, 1923Daffydil Programme Back Cover, 1959Faculty of Medicine Syllabus, 1844Students analyzing X-rayPortrait of Bill Horsey at retirement from Chief of St. Michael’s HospitalFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1904Toronto School of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1870-1871Toronto General Hospital Opening Ceremonies, 18 June 1913Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1953Toronto General Hospital Operating Room, 1900Toronto General Hospital Postcard, 1913Obituary of Charles ArmstrongGiants of Biomedical Sciences The ‘Old Red Skulehouse’, 1967R.M.R. Taylor, Teacher Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1937Bruce Wells, a helpful collaborator in gathering informationFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1908Dr. Arthur F. Charles at Connaught Laboratories, 1933Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1927Student Jack Temple in organic lab, 1948Betty and Russ St. JohnPediatric Neurosurgery, The "Three H's" and "Two Jims" at a Professional Reception, 1997Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1931University of Toronto Map, c. 1859Toronto General Hospital Rear, 1913K.J.R. Wightman and John Drennan HamiltonTrinity Medical College, Graduating Class, 1890-912004 at the University of TorontoB-A AppointmentCharles Hollenberg and Edward A. SellersFeb141924, VarsityNewsBanting Dies in Plane Crash During Second Military Term, 1941Graduating Class in Medicine, 1873-74Rehabilitation: The Origins of Physical Therapy35th Reunion: Class of 1944 Daffydil Programme Cover, 1954Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1918Jack Laidlaw relaxing in his Toronto studyLung transplant recipientsDaffydil Performance, 1948Recent polio vaccinationInnovation at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1939Vials of insulin produced by Connaught Laboratories, 1925Entrance of the Hygiene Building, 1927Medicine 5T2 Class partyToronto General Hospital, ext. ND. Toronto City Archives_James Salmon ColMara Jones, U of T medical student and Olympic rowerClass of 1944 Group Photo, 2012Child receiving a diphtheria shot1960s Expansion: Construction of the Medical Sciences BuildingFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1944At-Home Committee, 1908Student Life at the University of TorontoSocial Life at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1929Medicine and Athletics, 1928Cries Of Baby From Under Seat Break Solemnity Of Convocation Stroke Research Recognized: Lifetime achievementsOLHA 1924, Vic ArchivesFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1926Daffydil Performance, 1949, Chorus LineFour Ontario MDs Get Fellowships1942  Occupational TherapyPrincess Margaret Hospital, 1965Connaught LaboratoriesFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1917Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1960Daffydil Programme Cover, 1958Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1987Failure Of Extracranial-Intracranial Arterial Bypass To Reduce The Risk Of Ischemic StrokeHeads Blood Service Province Of AlbertaFrederick Banting's LaboratoryBanting Institute, Ext. 1930Charles Best and Clark Noble, 1920Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1916Janes-Gallie Class of 1950-1Toronto General Hospital Public WardFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class of 1924Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1961The Department of Pathology, 1958-9Insulin StillsOperating Room in Toronto General HospitalEpistaxis Cover, Daffydil 1963Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1928Medical Sciences Building official opening celebration, 1970Vera Peters, detailFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1923Institute of Medical Science: Jack Laidlaw appointedPablum Inventors GroupFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1989Medical 2T7 "T" Holders, Athletics100 Years of Biochemistry PlaqueFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1910Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1948Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles H. Best, 1921Archibald Byron Macallum (1859-1934), ca. 1908Surgeons at Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1921Jack Sinclair Crawford in the Collingwood ArboretumAn essay written by W.E. Gallie, former Dean of Medicine, for the 1943/44 Yearbook – School of Medicine  Sunflowers at Hiroshima, by Dr. Alex Bryans, 1998Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1972Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1902Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1995Historic Views of CampusFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1890-91Alfred Sherman in later lifeFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1920Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1956Henry Barnett Hen Pecking Carpet Diverts Young MedsToronto General Hospital Health Complex, 1980Archibald B. MacallumHenry Barnett and Felix EastcottStudy to evaluate brain arterial bypassMedical Society, 1941Charles Best, detailDr. Lap-Chee Tsui, who identified the single gene which is abnormal and is present in cystic fibrosisDaffydil Programme Cover, 1952Frederick Banting, detailFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1969First Recipient of the Insulin Injection, 1922Taking Toronto's Healthcare HistoryDec121923, VarsityNewsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1947Daffydil Programme Cover, 1953Dr. Alex Bryans and Dr. Mary Wynne Ashford Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1950Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1971Pediatric Care in 1993, The HSC AtriumBethune Sculpture by David PellettierDaffydil Programme, 1958Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1954Convocation Ceremony, 1926Surgeon's Kit, early 19th centuryFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1977Teddy Ryder, Banting Research Foundation, 1922/1923Stanley Greenhill made Chair of Preventive Medicine at University of AlbertaDr. John J. R. Macleod, 1928Giants of Biomedical Sciences Profile, detailCleric Born Into Interest In MissionsScientific Progress and New Medical Knowledge at U of T Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1911Map of University of Toronto, 1932Daffydil Performance, 1949Norman Bethune PlaqueFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1943Ampitheatre, Biology Building, c. 1900Medical Students' Tug of War Team, 1902Dr. Shaf Keshavjee in his lab, 2010Faculty of Medicine, Class of  1933Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1952Art as Applied to Medicine, 1945Jack Laidlaw, center, watching George Thorn examine a patient's heartClass of 1901Faculty of Medicine Student Float, 1927Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1958Exsanguination-transfusion, 1918Daffydil Programme Cover, 2007Library and Medical Building with view of city in the background, 1912Daffydil Programme, 1949Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1951Student Life: The Medical Society's First Annual "At-Home," 1904-5Henry Barnett's 1939-40 Tuition ReceiptFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1930Medical Science Award Given Toronto DoctorTrinity Medical School, Graduating Class, 1884-8525th Reunion: Class of 1944 Banting and Franks, 1930sThe Faculty of Medicine building, 1903–1966Make Home In WinnipegFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1913University Health Network "Test Your Limits" campaign, 2010Robert Meredith Janes PlaqueToronto University Medical Faculty, Graduating Class, 1891-92Leaside-East York Health Unit Names Councillor Nealson, Leaside, ChairmanNorman Bethune on Horseback, China, 1938Biophysicist Dr. James E. Till in his laboratory, 1975Research at the University of TorontoToronto General Hospital Ambulance, 1912Letters-patent, dated 22 July 1925, for the Banting Research FoundationFaculty of Medicine,Class of 1966EnvisionRussians, China Reds Alike in Fanning Hate for West MissionaryFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1903Neil WattersResident Staff, Toronto General Hospital 1901-1902Joan Borland at age 90Football Team PhotoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1976C.1900 Faculty of Medicine CurriculumLinda Kowitz, Adrian Harvey and Roger Chow under pressure in a research simulationIntramural Women's Basketball - Occupational Therapy Basketball Team, 1949-1950Faculty of Medicine, Class of 19751853 at the University of TorontoWilfred Bigelow by Robert Lansdale 1972Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1945Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1949Daffydil Programme Cover, 1959Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1978Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1897Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1914Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1935Neil Watters at 91, still playing tennisVera Peters with the Cobalt X-otron developed by OCI1960 at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1942Winners of the Cody Medal at GraduationWomen’s Intercollegiate Hockey Team, 1926Nov231925, VarsityNewsKathleen and Captain Henry Barnett, Wedding DayFund For Rheumatism ResearchMar011927, VarsityNewsBill Arnup in Physiology LabDaffydil programme cover, 1951Faculty of Medicine, Class of 19411887 at the University of TorontoDean. A. Primrose, portraitFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1970Log house belonging to Neil Watters on farm near Bond HeadToronto General Hospital InteriorFrederick Banting SculptureHarry Hotz, Attending a clinic for immigrant childrenMedical Sciences Building, 1966Diagnostic Imaging at HSC, 1970sDaffydil Programme Cover, 2011Ernest "Bun" McCulloch and Till awarded honorary degrees at U of T convocationDr. Frederick G. Banting Fishing, 1931Second Year Meds, 1870John Gerald Fitzgerald and the School of Hygiene, 1930sDiphtheria boothGord Cameron, 90th birthdayFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1932Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1982Pioneers of Heart Surgery, 1962Intramural Men's Soccer - Senior Meds Team, 1949-1950Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1917Daffydil, 1955