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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Jersey crestFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1945Elizabeth Hughes and Family, 1916Henry Barnett Newborn photoreceptors created from retinal stem cellsLung transplant recipientsBanting and Best, 1924Toronto General Hospital Opening Ceremonies, 18 June 1913Banting and Franks, 1930sTillson HarrisonFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1983Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1900Students analyzing X-rayFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1975Joseph Arthur MacFarlane, Portrait (photo)Taking Toronto's Healthcare HistoryThe ‘Old Red Skulehouse’, 1967Operating room, Toronto General Hospital, 1900Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1925Portrait of Bill Horsey at retirement from Chief of St. Michael’s HospitalFrederick Banting Sculpture2004 at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1931Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1952Charles Best and Clark Noble, 1920Laboratory Sciences, Penicillin ProductionDaffydil Performance, 1949Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1979Pediatric Neurosurgery, The "Three H's" and "Two Jims" at a Professional Reception, 1997Daffydil Programme Cover, 1955Nov231925, VarsityNewsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1941Vera Peters, detailNorman Bethune, Graduating Class, 1916Daffydil Programme Cover, 19491903 at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1926Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1907Medical student and photographer Walt Mackenzie, 1950Toronto General Hospital, 1895Student Life: The Medical Society's First Annual "At-Home," 1904-5Linda Kowitz, Adrian Harvey and Roger Chow under pressure in a research simulationFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1932Heads Blood Service Province Of AlbertaArt as Applied to Medicine, 1945Alert MD's As New Meningitis Kills 4 Day BabyStudy to evaluate brain arterial bypassStudent Jack Temple in organic lab, 1948The Faculty of Medicine building, 1903–1966Dr. John J. R. Macleod, 1928Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1902Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1949OLHA 1924, Vic ArchivesGraduating Class in Medicine, 1873-74Wilfred Bigelow by Robert Lansdale 1972George Connell, detailExecutive of the Canadian Association of Medical Students and Interns, 1953Moss Hall, University Park TorontoMedical Science Award Given Toronto DoctorMedicine and Athletics, 1928Charles Hollenberg and Edward A. SellersFund For Rheumatism ResearchDaffydil Programme Cover, 2011Kathleen and Captain Henry Barnett, Wedding DayToronto School of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1880-1881Stroke Research Recognized: Lifetime achievementsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1971Bust of James Mustard, detailDrs Peter J Moloney and Charles Best, 1971Jack Laidlaw relaxing in his Toronto studyNorman Bethune with Sentinel, 1939Giants of Biomedical Sciences Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1965Toronto General Hospital Health Complex, 1980Connaught LaboratoriesFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1953Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1890-91Charles H. Best SculptureFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1944Staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital, 1959GraduationBanting Institute, Ext. 1930Dean. A. Primrose, portraitDaffydil Performance, 1949, Chorus LineMedical Faculty, Session 1892-93Make Home In WinnipegDaffydil Programme Cover, 1959Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1894Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 19691853 at the University of TorontoToronto General Hospital Operating Room, 1900Psych exam, 1957Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1939Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1981Toronto School of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1870-1871Trinity Medical College, Graduating Class, 1890-91Equipment at Connaught Laboratories, 1923Pathology Fellows and Veterans 1946-47Daffydil Programme Cover, 2007Stanley Greenhill made Chair of Preventive Medicine at University of AlbertaToronto General Hospital Public WardLog house belonging to Neil Watters on farm near Bond HeadFirst Recipient of the Insulin Injection, 1922Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1908Pablum Inventors GroupNorman Bethune PlaquePediatric Care, 191535th Reunion: Class of 1944 Dr. Shaf Keshavjee in his lab, 2010Football Team PhotoMar011927, VarsityNewsStudent Life at the University of TorontoClass of 1920 Reunion in 1940Wilfred Bigelow, detailJack Laidlaw, center, watching George Thorn examine a patient's heartRecent polio vaccinationArchibald B. MacallumToronto General Hospital Ground, c.1920Daffydil Programme Back Cover, 1959Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1962Cleric Born Into Interest In MissionsDr. Frederick Banting and Charles H. Best, 1921Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1988Resident Staff, Toronto General Hospital 1901-1902Diagnostic Imaging at HSC, 1917Frederick Banting, detailDiagnostic Imaging at HSC, 1970sHarold Johns, founder of medical physics in CanadaNeil WattersToronto General Hospital, ext. ND. Toronto City Archives_James Salmon ColExsanguination-transfusion, 1918John Gerald Fitzgerald and the School of Hygiene, 1930sDaffydil Programme Cover, 1957TGH House Men, 1885-86Innovation at the University of TorontoDiphtheria boothStudents in the labHealthy Patient of Frederick Banting, 1923Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1964Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1989Norman Bethune Treating Teenage Soldier, 1939Ramsay Wright, ca. 1880sFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 19171942  Occupational TherapyNorman Bethune Memorial, ChinaFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1987Bruce Wells, a helpful collaborator in gathering informationHonor Two Men For Cancer WorkDr. Alex Bryans and Dr. Mary Wynne Ashford Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1927R.M.R. Taylor, Teacher Robert Meredith Janes PlaqueFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1970Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1897Norman Bethune Operating on Wounded SoldierFaculty of Medicine, Graduating of 1946Research Council Gives FellowshipsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1960Norman Bethune, China, 1938Daffydil Programme, 1949Daffydil Programme, 1957Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1951Leaside-East York Health Unit Names Councillor Nealson, Leaside, ChairmanBiophysicist Dr. James E. Till in his laboratory, 1975Sketch of Frederick G. Banting, 1923Teddy Ryder, Banting Research Foundation, 1922/1923Faculty of Medicine, Class of 19551960s Expansion: Construction of the Medical Sciences BuildingFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1917An essay written by W.E. Gallie, former Dean of Medicine, for the 1943/44 Yearbook – School of Medicine  Historic Views of CampusFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1903Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1938Entrance of the Hygiene Building, 1927Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1905Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1911Janes-Gallie Class of 1950-1Nov61924, VarsityNewsScientific Progress and New Medical Knowledge at U of T Class of 1901Institute of Medical Science: Jack Laidlaw appointedThe Toronto XVIVO Lung Perfusion System, 2008Class in Medical Gymnastics - first year physiotherapy, 19391960 at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1973In the Classroom at the Faculty of MedicineDr. Griff Pearson in the operating roomJack Sinclair Crawford in the Collingwood ArboretumJohn James MackenzieJoan Borland at age 90Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1919Charles H. Best and the Best Institute, 1953Intramural Women's Basketball - Occupational Therapy Basketball Team, 1949-1950Mara Jones, U of T medical student and Olympic rowerFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1986Cries Of Baby From Under Seat Break Solemnity Of Convocation Toronto General Hospital, College Street buildings, 1913Benefit Of Carotid Endarterectomy In Patients With Symptomatic Moderate Or Severe StenosisLap-Chee Tsui, detailClass of 1944 Group Photo, 2012Medical Sciences Building official opening celebration, 1970U of T medical student, Jessica Shin, practices her suturing skillsAt-Home Committee, 1908Faculty of Medicine, Class of 192325th Reunion: Class of 1944 Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1943Medical At-Home, 1954Toronto General Hospital, extDaffydil Programme Cover, 2013Toronto General Hospital InteriorFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1982Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1984Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1942Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1976Charles Armstrong Gets Bacteriologist PostFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1928Winners of the Cody Medal at GraduationConnaught Laboratories, 1923Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1936C.1900 Faculty of Medicine CurriculumFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1917Daffydil programme cover, 1951Obituary of Charles ArmstrongBethune Sculpture by David PellettierToronto School of Medicine, Second Year Students, 1870-1871Daffydil Programme Cover, 1954Convocation Ceremony, 1926First "B" type panel for New Medical Sciences Building, 1966Harry Hotz, Attending a clinic for immigrant childrenFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1948Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1913Faculty of Medicine Student Float, 1927Frederick Banting's LaboratoryGiants of Biomedical Sciences Profile, detailAthletic letterMap of University of Toronto, 1932Bust of Robert Bruce Salter, detailDaffydil Programme, 1958Women’s Intercollegiate Hockey Team, 1926Daffydil Programme Cover, 1953Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1956Pioneers of Heart Surgery, 1962Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1937Operating Room in Toronto General Hospital1919 at the University of Toronto15th Reunion: Class of 1944Dr. John B. Collip, 1927Letters-patent, dated 22 July 1925, for the Banting Research FoundationPrincess Margaret Hospital, 1965Betty and Russ St. JohnDaffydil Programme Cover, 1956Intramural Men's Soccer - Senior Meds Team, 1949-1950Lawrence Naiman, 1964Toronto General Hospital Postcard, 1913Pediatric Care in 1993, The HSC AtriumUniversity Health Network "Test Your Limits" campaign, 2010Research at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1990Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1904Toronto General Hospital Under Construction, 1907Daffydil, 1955Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1958Toronto University Medical Faculty, Graduating Class, 1891-92Meds Class of 5T2, permanent executiveToronto General Hospital Ambulance, 1912Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1959Daffydil program coverMedical Sciences Building, 1966Epistaxis Cover, Daffydil 1963Surgeons at Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreMedicine 5T2 Class partyDaffydil, 1951Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1977Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1929Davidson Black PlaqueFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1914School of Hygiene Building, 1927Archibald Byron Macallum (1859-1934), ca. 1908Vials of insulin produced by Connaught Laboratories, 1925Dr. Arthur F. Charles at Connaught Laboratories, 1933Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class of 1924B-A AppointmentSurgeon's Kit, early 19th centuryFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 19161843 at the University of TorontoDaffydil Performance, 1948Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1935Macleod Awards Collip Half of His Nobel PrizeFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1915Collip, Best, and Banting pictured with Mrs. F.N.G. Starr, 1936Investigating a Specimen at the Banting, 1944Daffydil Programme Cover, 2009Sunflowers at Hiroshima, by Dr. Alex Bryans, 1998Trinity Medical School, Graduating Class, 1884-85Banting Dies in Plane Crash During Second Military Term, 1941Psychiatry, Three Successive Department Heads, 1970sFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1972Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1954Alfred Sherman in later lifeChild receiving a diphtheria shotHenry Barnett's 1939-40 Tuition ReceiptDr. Asselstine Named Director of Child Development ServicesBill Arnup in Physiology LabMedical Students' Tug of War Team, 1902Daffydil Programme Cover, 1960Toronto General Hospital Rear, 1913Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1930Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1978Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui, who identified the single gene which is abnormal and is present in cystic fibrosisRehabilitation: The Origins of Physical TherapySocial Life at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1918Daffydil Programme Cover, 1952Medical Society, 1941Hospital for Sick Children Ward, early 20th centurySecond Year Meds, 1870Bust of Louis Siminovitch, detailHenry Barnett and Felix EastcottFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1995Faculty of Medicine, Class of  1933Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1910Insulin StillsThe Department of Pathology, 1958-9Norman Bethune on Horseback, China, 1938Elizabeth Bagshaw Biography, 1984K.J.R. Wightman and John Drennan HamiltonFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1974Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1920Dr. Frederick G. Banting Fishing, 1931Sketch of John J.R. Macleod, 1924100 Years of Biochemistry PlaqueFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1961Dr. Bob Delaney Receives Biggs Trophy Award, U of TFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1980Biochemistry laboratory, 1966Dr. Moloney receiving the Gairdner Award from Governor-General Michener, 1967Gord Cameron, 90th birthdayAmpitheatre, Biology Building, c. 1900Daffydil castDec121923, VarsityNewsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1957Ernest "Bun" McCulloch and Till awarded honorary degrees at U of T convocationRussians, China Reds Alike in Fanning Hate for West MissionaryFour Ontario MDs Get FellowshipsHen Pecking Carpet Diverts Young MedsCharles Best, detailWilliam E. Gallie and Gordon E. Richards, surgery and radium treatment for cancerSatisfies Boyhood Ambition Dr. Arnup is Going to ChinaNeil Watters at 91, still playing tennisFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1968Faculty of Medicine,Class of 1966Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1947Medical 2T7 "T" Holders, AthleticsUniversity of Toronto Map, c. 1859Daffydil Programme Cover, 1958Toronto General Hospital, 1913EnvisionFailure Of Extracranial-Intracranial Arterial Bypass To Reduce The Risk Of Ischemic Stroke1887 at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1940Bust of Maud Menten, detailFeb141924, VarsityNewsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1950Vera Peters with the Cobalt X-otron developed by OCIFaculty of Medicine Syllabus, 1844Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1921Daffydil Night Preparations, 1948Library and Medical Building with view of city in the background, 1912