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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25th Reunion: Class of 1944 Diagnostic Imaging at HSC, 1917Toronto General Hospital Ambulance, 1912Medical Society, 1941Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1986Vials of insulin produced by Connaught Laboratories, 1925Janes-Gallie Class of 1950-1The ‘Old Red Skulehouse’, 1967Daffydil Programme Cover, 1957Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1917Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1930U of T medical student, Jessica Shin, practices her suturing skillsFrederick Banting SculpturePablum Inventors GroupAn essay written by W.E. Gallie, former Dean of Medicine, for the 1943/44 Yearbook – School of Medicine  Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1923Daffydil Programme Cover, 1952Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1944Feb141924, VarsityNewsDaffydil, 1951Wilfred Bigelow, detailStanley Greenhill made Chair of Preventive Medicine at University of AlbertaHenry Barnett's 1939-40 Tuition ReceiptAmpitheatre, Biology Building, c. 1900Benefit Of Carotid Endarterectomy In Patients With Symptomatic Moderate Or Severe StenosisDaffydil Programme, 19582004 at the University of TorontoDr. Frederick G. Banting Fishing, 1931Newborn photoreceptors created from retinal stem cellsMedical Students' Tug of War Team, 1902Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1935Dr. Shaf Keshavjee in his lab, 2010Cleric Born Into Interest In MissionsErnest "Bun" McCulloch and Till awarded honorary degrees at U of T convocation1919 at the University of TorontoWilliam E. Gallie and Gordon E. Richards, surgery and radium treatment for cancerScientific Progress and New Medical Knowledge at U of T Faculty of Medicine, Class of 19361843 at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1956Medicine 5T2 Class partyFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1959Historic Views of CampusDaffydil Programme Cover, 2007Sketch of Frederick G. Banting, 1923Exsanguination-transfusion, 1918Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1962Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1904Giants of Biomedical Sciences Profile, detailTrinity Medical School, Graduating Class, 1884-85Equipment at Connaught Laboratories, 1923Pediatric Care in 1993, The HSC AtriumFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1907Dr. Alex Bryans and Dr. Mary Wynne Ashford Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1918Heads Blood Service Province Of AlbertaTrinity Medical College, Graduating Class, 1890-91Charles Best, detailNov61924, VarsityNewsLetters-patent, dated 22 July 1925, for the Banting Research FoundationToronto General Hospital, 1895Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1983In the Classroom at the Faculty of MedicineLinda Kowitz, Adrian Harvey and Roger Chow under pressure in a research simulationBust of Louis Siminovitch, detailBill Arnup in Physiology LabMedical Faculty, Session 1892-93Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1908The Toronto XVIVO Lung Perfusion System, 2008Daffydil Performance, 1949Staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital, 1959Study to evaluate brain arterial bypassDr. John B. Collip, 1927Medical student and photographer Walt Mackenzie, 1950Toronto General Hospital Ground, c.1920Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1890-911960 at the University of TorontoDiagnostic Imaging at HSC, 1970sFund For Rheumatism ResearchPediatric Care, 1915Diphtheria boothFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1995Healthy Patient of Frederick Banting, 1923Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1976Dean. A. Primrose, portraitNeil WattersFaculty of Medicine, Class of  1933Student Life at the University of Toronto1960s Expansion: Construction of the Medical Sciences BuildingFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1980Satisfies Boyhood Ambition Dr. Arnup is Going to ChinaFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1937Surgeon's Kit, early 19th centuryToronto School of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1870-1871Charles Best and Clark Noble, 1920Archibald Byron Macallum (1859-1934), ca. 1908Investigating a Specimen at the Banting, 1944Banting Dies in Plane Crash During Second Military Term, 1941Insulin StillsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1957Norman Bethune PlaqueFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1981Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1971Pediatric Neurosurgery, The "Three H's" and "Two Jims" at a Professional Reception, 1997Medicine and Athletics, 1928Daffydil, 1955Charles H. Best and the Best Institute, 1953Toronto General Hospital, extRobert Meredith Janes PlaqueFaculty of Medicine, Graduating of 1946Stroke Research Recognized: Lifetime achievementsB-A AppointmentFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1974R.M.R. Taylor, Teacher Rehabilitation: The Origins of Physical TherapyPathology Fellows and Veterans 1946-47Students analyzing X-rayFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1913Research at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1968At-Home Committee, 1908The Faculty of Medicine building, 1903–1966Failure Of Extracranial-Intracranial Arterial Bypass To Reduce The Risk Of Ischemic StrokeCharles H. Best SculptureFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1917Athletic letterPsychiatry, Three Successive Department Heads, 1970sFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1927C.1900 Faculty of Medicine CurriculumDec121923, VarsityNewsFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1969Daffydil Programme Cover, 1959Log house belonging to Neil Watters on farm near Bond HeadDaffydil programme cover, 1951Toronto General Hospital Under Construction, 1907Entrance of the Hygiene Building, 1927Jack Laidlaw, center, watching George Thorn examine a patient's heartPioneers of Heart Surgery, 1962Daffydil Programme, 1949Banting and Best, 1924Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1942Vera Peters, detailFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1940Daffydil Programme Cover, 2013Class in Medical Gymnastics - first year physiotherapy, 1939Daffydil Programme Cover, 2011Hen Pecking Carpet Diverts Young MedsDr. Griff Pearson in the operating roomOLHA 1924, Vic ArchivesMedical At-Home, 1954Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1975Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1943GraduationExecutive of the Canadian Association of Medical Students and Interns, 1953Connaught LaboratoriesDr. Frederick Banting and Charles H. Best, 1921Class of 1944 Group Photo, 2012Meds Class of 5T2, permanent executiveJoseph Arthur MacFarlane, Portrait (photo)Operating Room in Toronto General HospitalFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1952Norman Bethune on Horseback, China, 1938Gord Cameron, 90th birthdayFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1988Toronto General Hospital Postcard, 1913Tillson HarrisonFootball Team PhotoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1931Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1903Daffydil Performance, 1948Medical Sciences Building, 1966Ramsay Wright, ca. 1880sToronto School of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1880-1881Alert MD's As New Meningitis Kills 4 Day BabyClass of 1920 Reunion in 1940Elizabeth Hughes and Family, 1916Surgeons at Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreNorman Bethune Memorial, ChinaFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1920Make Home In WinnipegJack Laidlaw relaxing in his Toronto studyDaffydil Programme Cover, 1956Frederick Banting, detailFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1941Graduating Class in Medicine, 1873-74Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1914Leaside-East York Health Unit Names Councillor Nealson, Leaside, ChairmanNov231925, VarsityNewsFour Ontario MDs Get FellowshipsNorman Bethune Operating on Wounded SoldierLung transplant recipientsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1954Toronto General Hospital Public WardBethune Sculpture by David PellettierCollip, Best, and Banting pictured with Mrs. F.N.G. Starr, 1936Institute of Medical Science: Jack Laidlaw appointedLibrary and Medical Building with view of city in the background, 1912Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1948Daffydil Programme Cover, 2009K.J.R. Wightman and John Drennan HamiltonToronto General Hospital InteriorBust of Robert Bruce Salter, detailFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1929Epistaxis Cover, Daffydil 1963Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1961Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1925Bust of Maud Menten, detailNeil Watters at 91, still playing tennisMar011927, VarsityNewsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1960Dr. John J. R. Macleod, 1928Macleod Awards Collip Half of His Nobel PrizeDr. Moloney receiving the Gairdner Award from Governor-General Michener, 1967Toronto General Hospital Operating Room, 1900Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1919Princess Margaret Hospital, 1965Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1982Psych exam, 1957Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1987Toronto General Hospital Health Complex, 1980Second Year Meds, 1870Lap-Chee Tsui, detailElizabeth Bagshaw Biography, 1984First "B" type panel for New Medical Sciences Building, 19661942  Occupational TherapyDaffydil castFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1926Bust of James Mustard, detailDaffydil Programme, 1957Banting Institute, Ext. 1930Daffydil Programme Back Cover, 1959Daffydil program coverBetty and Russ St. JohnBiophysicist Dr. James E. Till in his laboratory, 1975Banting and Franks, 1930sArchibald B. MacallumSunflowers at Hiroshima, by Dr. Alex Bryans, 1998Hospital for Sick Children Ward, early 20th centuryFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1979Child receiving a diphtheria shotToronto University Medical Faculty, Graduating Class, 1891-92Toronto School of Medicine, Second Year Students, 1870-1871Wilfred Bigelow by Robert Lansdale 1972Norman Bethune with Sentinel, 1939Davidson Black PlaqueFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1978TGH House Men, 1885-86EnvisionJersey crestJohn James MackenzieSchool of Hygiene Building, 1927Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1917Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1900Portrait of Bill Horsey at retirement from Chief of St. Michael’s HospitalToronto General Hospital, College Street buildings, 1913Medical Sciences Building official opening celebration, 1970Toronto General Hospital, ext. ND. Toronto City Archives_James Salmon ColNorman Bethune, Graduating Class, 1916Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1973Dr. Arthur F. Charles at Connaught Laboratories, 1933Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1949Harold Johns, founder of medical physics in CanadaFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1947Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1965Obituary of Charles ArmstrongFirst Recipient of the Insulin Injection, 1922Faculty of Medicine Syllabus, 1844Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1915Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1972Operating room, Toronto General Hospital, 1900Connaught Laboratories, 1923Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1932Taking Toronto's Healthcare HistoryResearch Council Gives FellowshipsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1984University of Toronto Map, c. 1859Russians, China Reds Alike in Fanning Hate for West Missionary1903 at the University of TorontoNorman Bethune Treating Teenage Soldier, 1939University Health Network "Test Your Limits" campaign, 2010Toronto General Hospital Rear, 1913Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1955Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class of 1924Daffydil Performance, 1949, Chorus LineFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1951Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1902Intramural Women's Basketball - Occupational Therapy Basketball Team, 1949-1950Class of 1901Jack Sinclair Crawford in the Collingwood ArboretumDr. Lap-Chee Tsui, who identified the single gene which is abnormal and is present in cystic fibrosisFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1950Frederick Banting's Laboratory100 Years of Biochemistry PlaqueDaffydil Programme Cover, 1954Bruce Wells, a helpful collaborator in gathering information35th Reunion: Class of 1944 Medical Science Award Given Toronto DoctorGiants of Biomedical Sciences George Connell, detailFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1921Toronto General Hospital Opening Ceremonies, 18 June 1913Honor Two Men For Cancer WorkRecent polio vaccinationWinners of the Cody Medal at GraduationArt as Applied to Medicine, 1945Toronto General Hospital, 19131853 at the University of TorontoVera Peters with the Cobalt X-otron developed by OCIFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1939The Department of Pathology, 1958-9Dr. Bob Delaney Receives Biggs Trophy Award, U of TJohn Gerald Fitzgerald and the School of Hygiene, 1930sFaculty of Medicine, Class of 19641887 at the University of TorontoDaffydil Programme Cover, 1949Alfred Sherman in later lifeFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1990Faculty of Medicine Student Float, 1927Students in the labFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1894Cries Of Baby From Under Seat Break Solemnity Of Convocation Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1977Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1970Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1897Drs Peter J Moloney and Charles Best, 1971Moss Hall, University Park TorontoDr. Asselstine Named Director of Child Development ServicesFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1916Kathleen and Captain Henry Barnett, Wedding DaySketch of John J.R. Macleod, 1924Faculty of Medicine,Class of 1966Norman Bethune, China, 1938Henry Barnett Joan Borland at age 90Intramural Men's Soccer - Senior Meds Team, 1949-1950Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1910Women’s Intercollegiate Hockey Team, 1926Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1938Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1945Daffydil Night Preparations, 1948Student Life: The Medical Society's First Annual "At-Home," 1904-5Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1928Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1989Mara Jones, U of T medical student and Olympic rowerLaboratory Sciences, Penicillin ProductionFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1905Charles Hollenberg and Edward A. SellersLawrence Naiman, 1964Convocation Ceremony, 1926Medical 2T7 "T" Holders, AthleticsCharles Armstrong Gets Bacteriologist PostStudent Jack Temple in organic lab, 1948Map of University of Toronto, 1932Harry Hotz, Attending a clinic for immigrant childrenFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1958Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1953Social Life at the University of TorontoDaffydil Programme Cover, 1955Daffydil Programme Cover, 1958Daffydil Programme Cover, 1953Biochemistry laboratory, 1966Resident Staff, Toronto General Hospital 1901-1902Daffydil Programme Cover, 1960Teddy Ryder, Banting Research Foundation, 1922/192315th Reunion: Class of 1944Henry Barnett and Felix EastcottInnovation at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1911