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.

Browse the Gallery

Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1957Insulin StillsCollip, Best, and Banting pictured with Mrs. F.N.G. Starr, 1936Dr. Asselstine Named Director of Child Development Services1843 at the University of TorontoDaffydil Programme Cover, 1960Faculty of Medicine, Class of  1933OLHA 1924, Vic ArchivesFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1918Banting and Franks, 1930sDec121923, VarsityNewsBenefit Of Carotid Endarterectomy In Patients With Symptomatic Moderate Or Severe StenosisAmpitheatre, Biology Building, c. 1900Failure Of Extracranial-Intracranial Arterial Bypass To Reduce The Risk Of Ischemic StrokeIn the Classroom at the Faculty of MedicineMedical Society, 1941Vials of insulin produced by Connaught Laboratories, 1925Dr. Frederick G. Banting Fishing, 1931Medicine and Athletics, 1928An essay written by W.E. Gallie, former Dean of Medicine, for the 1943/44 Yearbook – School of Medicine  Medical 2T7 "T" Holders, AthleticsNorman Bethune, Graduating Class, 1916Toronto General Hospital Rear, 1913Newborn photoreceptors created from retinal stem cellsDaffydil Programme Cover, 1954Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 19691960 at the University of TorontoToronto General Hospital, 1895Social Life at the University of TorontoPrincess Margaret Hospital, 1965Bethune Sculpture by David PellettierLibrary and Medical Building with view of city in the background, 1912Dr. John J. R. Macleod, 1928Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1964Jack Laidlaw, center, watching George Thorn examine a patient's heartArt as Applied to Medicine, 1945Toronto University Medical Faculty, Graduating Class, 1891-92GraduationNov231925, VarsityNewsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1987Lung transplant recipientsStroke Research Recognized: Lifetime achievementsBiophysicist Dr. James E. Till in his laboratory, 1975Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1917Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1910Faculty of Medicine, Class of 19581942  Occupational TherapyFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1929Daffydil Programme Cover, 1958C.1900 Faculty of Medicine CurriculumMedical At-Home, 1954Letters-patent, dated 22 July 1925, for the Banting Research FoundationMedical student and photographer Walt Mackenzie, 1950Frederick Banting SculptureBust of Maud Menten, detailElizabeth Hughes and Family, 1916Janes-Gallie Class of 1950-1Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1897U of T medical student, Jessica Shin, practices her suturing skillsFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1973Frederick Banting's LaboratoryToronto General Hospital Health Complex, 1980Feb141924, VarsityNewsDaffydil Programme Cover, 1952Investigating a Specimen at the Banting, 1944Medicine 5T2 Class partyFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1990Robert Meredith Janes PlaqueTillson HarrisonFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1923Teddy Ryder, Banting Research Foundation, 1922/1923Heads Blood Service Province Of AlbertaFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1913Diagnostic Imaging at HSC, 1917Psychiatry, Three Successive Department Heads, 1970sRecent polio vaccinationClass in Medical Gymnastics - first year physiotherapy, 1939Stanley Greenhill made Chair of Preventive Medicine at University of AlbertaFaculty of Medicine, Graduating of 1946Norman Bethune Memorial, ChinaClass of 1920 Reunion in 1940Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1949Lap-Chee Tsui, detailWilfred Bigelow, detailToronto General Hospital, 1913Operating room, Toronto General Hospital, 1900Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1917Trinity Medical School, Graduating Class, 1884-85Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1937University Health Network "Test Your Limits" campaign, 2010First Recipient of the Insulin Injection, 1922Pediatric Care, 1915Connaught LaboratoriesHarold Johns, founder of medical physics in CanadaToronto General Hospital Opening Ceremonies, 18 June 1913Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1975Joan Borland at age 90Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1956Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1908Alfred Sherman in later lifeJohn James MackenzieSecond Year Meds, 1870TGH House Men, 1885-86Charles H. Best SculptureDaffydil Night Preparations, 1948Giants of Biomedical Sciences Profile, detailToronto General Hospital Ambulance, 1912Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1914Jack Sinclair Crawford in the Collingwood ArboretumMedical Science Award Given Toronto DoctorHistoric Views of CampusWinners of the Cody Medal at GraduationFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1928Wilfred Bigelow by Robert Lansdale 1972Toronto School of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1880-18811903 at the University of TorontoInnovation at the University of TorontoToronto General Hospital, ext. ND. Toronto City Archives_James Salmon ColDr. Arthur F. Charles at Connaught Laboratories, 1933Daffydil Programme Cover, 2011Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1920Betty and Russ St. JohnFaculty of Medicine, Class of 19441887 at the University of TorontoMedical Sciences Building official opening celebration, 1970Intramural Women's Basketball - Occupational Therapy Basketball Team, 1949-1950Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1925Drs Peter J Moloney and Charles Best, 1971Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1982Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1972Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1916Mar011927, VarsityNewsLeaside-East York Health Unit Names Councillor Nealson, Leaside, ChairmanStudents analyzing X-rayFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1977Dean. A. Primrose, portraitFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1902Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1900R.M.R. Taylor, Teacher Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1903Henry Barnett's 1939-40 Tuition ReceiptDaffydil Programme, 1957Henry Barnett and Felix EastcottRamsay Wright, ca. 1880sFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class of 1924Frederick Banting, detailCharles Best and Clark Noble, 1920Medical Faculty, Session 1892-93Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles H. Best, 1921Four Ontario MDs Get FellowshipsMeds Class of 5T2, permanent executiveConvocation Ceremony, 1926Vera Peters, detailMara Jones, U of T medical student and Olympic rowerPablum Inventors GroupGord Cameron, 90th birthdayDiphtheria boothDaffydil Programme Cover, 1949Fund For Rheumatism ResearchFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1945Jack Laidlaw relaxing in his Toronto studyFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1976Bill Arnup in Physiology LabPortrait of Bill Horsey at retirement from Chief of St. Michael’s HospitalFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1961Faculty of Medicine,Class of 1966Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1940Bust of James Mustard, detail15th Reunion: Class of 1944Research at the University of TorontoEnvisionSunflowers at Hiroshima, by Dr. Alex Bryans, 19981853 at the University of Toronto25th Reunion: Class of 1944 Norman Bethune with Sentinel, 1939Toronto General Hospital, College Street buildings, 1913The Department of Pathology, 1958-9Child receiving a diphtheria shotHonor Two Men For Cancer WorkUniversity of Toronto Map, c. 1859Equipment at Connaught Laboratories, 1923Biochemistry laboratory, 1966Vera Peters with the Cobalt X-otron developed by OCIClass of 1901Medical Students' Tug of War Team, 1902Banting Institute, Ext. 1930Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1950Hospital for Sick Children Ward, early 20th centuryFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1905Neil Watters at 91, still playing tennisHenry Barnett Cleric Born Into Interest In MissionsSurgeons at Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreDr. Lap-Chee Tsui, who identified the single gene which is abnormal and is present in cystic fibrosisFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1971Satisfies Boyhood Ambition Dr. Arnup is Going to ChinaDaffydil Programme Cover, 2007K.J.R. Wightman and John Drennan HamiltonPsych exam, 1957Moss Hall, University Park TorontoNorman Bethune, China, 1938Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1962Pediatric Neurosurgery, The "Three H's" and "Two Jims" at a Professional Reception, 1997Daffydil Programme Cover, 1953Charles Hollenberg and Edward A. SellersThe Toronto XVIVO Lung Perfusion System, 2008Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1935Toronto School of Medicine, Second Year Students, 1870-1871Student Jack Temple in organic lab, 1948Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1948Epistaxis Cover, Daffydil 1963Surgeon's Kit, early 19th centuryLaboratory Sciences, Penicillin ProductionFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1978Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1965Healthy Patient of Frederick Banting, 1923Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1968Linda Kowitz, Adrian Harvey and Roger Chow under pressure in a research simulationFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1926Cries Of Baby From Under Seat Break Solemnity Of Convocation Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1960Banting and Best, 1924Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1954Daffydil program coverDaffydil Programme Cover, 2009Resident Staff, Toronto General Hospital 1901-1902Exsanguination-transfusion, 19181919 at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1995Nov61924, VarsityNewsOperating Room in Toronto General HospitalToronto General Hospital Operating Room, 1900Dr. John B. Collip, 1927Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1942Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1983John Gerald Fitzgerald and the School of Hygiene, 1930sToronto General Hospital InteriorDavidson Black PlaqueToronto General Hospital Public WardConnaught Laboratories, 1923Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1917Bust of Robert Bruce Salter, detailFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1952Women’s Intercollegiate Hockey Team, 1926Pathology Fellows and Veterans 1946-47Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1921Daffydil Programme, 1958Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1943Intramural Men's Soccer - Senior Meds Team, 1949-1950Giants of Biomedical Sciences Jersey crest1960s Expansion: Construction of the Medical Sciences BuildingRehabilitation: The Origins of Physical TherapyEntrance of the Hygiene Building, 1927Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1919Log house belonging to Neil Watters on farm near Bond HeadFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1979Ernest "Bun" McCulloch and Till awarded honorary degrees at U of T convocationFootball Team PhotoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1953George Connell, detailFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1932Charles H. Best and the Best Institute, 1953Toronto General Hospital Ground, c.1920First "B" type panel for New Medical Sciences Building, 1966School of Hygiene Building, 1927Toronto General Hospital Postcard, 1913Dr. Moloney receiving the Gairdner Award from Governor-General Michener, 1967Russians, China Reds Alike in Fanning Hate for West MissionaryPediatric Care in 1993, The HSC AtriumStudy to evaluate brain arterial bypassDaffydil Performance, 1948Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1981Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1989Executive of the Canadian Association of Medical Students and Interns, 1953Student Life: The Medical Society's First Annual "At-Home," 1904-5Charles Best, detailDr. Griff Pearson in the operating roomDaffydil Programme, 1949Toronto General Hospital Under Construction, 1907Toronto General Hospital, extAt-Home Committee, 1908Class of 1944 Group Photo, 2012Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1980Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1970100 Years of Biochemistry PlaqueFaculty of Medicine Student Float, 1927Institute of Medical Science: Jack Laidlaw appointedDaffydil Programme Cover, 1959Diagnostic Imaging at HSC, 1970sDaffydil, 1951Students in the labFaculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1890-91Norman Bethune Operating on Wounded SoldierMake Home In WinnipegFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1936Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1904Hen Pecking Carpet Diverts Young MedsThe Faculty of Medicine building, 1903–1966Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1894Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1941Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1955Daffydil, 1955Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1927Bust of Louis Siminovitch, detailStudent Life at the University of TorontoFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1959Charles Armstrong Gets Bacteriologist PostToronto School of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1870-1871Daffydil Programme Cover, 1955Kathleen and Captain Henry Barnett, Wedding DayTrinity Medical College, Graduating Class, 1890-91Daffydil Programme Cover, 1956Medical Sciences Building, 1966Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1907Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1951William E. Gallie and Gordon E. Richards, surgery and radium treatment for cancerNorman Bethune Plaque2004 at the University of TorontoBruce Wells, a helpful collaborator in gathering informationObituary of Charles ArmstrongFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1939Pioneers of Heart Surgery, 1962Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1947Sketch of John J.R. Macleod, 1924Scientific Progress and New Medical Knowledge at U of T Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1915Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1984Daffydil Programme Back Cover, 1959Dr. Shaf Keshavjee in his lab, 2010Joseph Arthur MacFarlane, Portrait (photo)Macleod Awards Collip Half of His Nobel PrizeDaffydil Performance, 1949, Chorus LineBanting Dies in Plane Crash During Second Military Term, 1941Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1930Dr. Bob Delaney Receives Biggs Trophy Award, U of TAthletic letterNeil WattersFaculty of Medicine Syllabus, 1844Archibald B. MacallumMap of University of Toronto, 1932Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1988B-A AppointmentTaking Toronto's Healthcare HistoryFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1938Alert MD's As New Meningitis Kills 4 Day BabyHarry Hotz, Attending a clinic for immigrant childrenFaculty of Medicine, Class of 1931Faculty of Medicine, Graduating Class, 1911Daffydil Programme Cover, 1957Daffydil Programme Cover, 2013Dr. Alex Bryans and Dr. Mary Wynne Ashford Staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital, 1959Graduating Class in Medicine, 1873-74Daffydil programme cover, 1951Elizabeth Bagshaw Biography, 1984Norman Bethune on Horseback, China, 1938Daffydil castLawrence Naiman, 1964The ‘Old Red Skulehouse’, 1967Archibald Byron Macallum (1859-1934), ca. 1908Norman Bethune Treating Teenage Soldier, 193935th Reunion: Class of 1944 Research Council Gives FellowshipsDaffydil Performance, 1949Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1974Sketch of Frederick G. Banting, 1923Faculty of Medicine, Class of 1986