img368Then and Now – Medical,  Sharon Adams, Legion Magazine, July- August 2010

This short article provides a brief overview of some of the advance in medicine which can be linked to military medical services and combat casualty care.








Surg Gen 2014 Report CoverSurgeon General’s Report 2014: Consolidation Innovation Readiness

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Surgeon General’s Report 2010 Canadian Forces Health Services Group (2010)

This document provides an overview of Canadian Forces Health Services activities and achievements from April 1, 2009 t0 June 30 2010.





Traditions DuetTraditions of the Medical Branch: Canadian Forces/Traditions de la Branche Medicale:Forces canadiennes

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MEDICUS: The Medical Branch Journal

MEDICUS was established in 1989 to strengthen the bond between all Canadian Forces Medical Services members at a time when Medical Branch resourcefulness was being taxed by realigned defence priorities and fiscal constraint.  Furthermore the journal was intended to reinforce the Total Force  in serving all operational elements without regard to the colour of personal uniform. Click here to view MEDICUS covers from 1989  until the last edition in 1998.pdf_icon




Here’s Health Unto Her Majesty – The Regimental Quick March of the RAMC   pdf_icon

An interesting and informative paper by LCpl Terry Hissey, Army Medical Service Band,  tracing the background of the march and the connection to the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and the Canadian Forces Medical Service.



Canadian Military Medical Services Senior Appointments 1884 – 2012 

As the title indicate this is a listing of the senior military medical appointments from 1884 until 2012.


Lest We Forget: Remembering Canada’s Contribution to the Great Wars 

A collection of photos taken by Major (Rtd) Joan Clement during a 2011 tour of World War I and World War II battlefields in Belgium and France



 Trial Field Hospital Kingston

In the Spring 1969 the Canadian Forces conducted the first full field deployment of a 100 bed field hospital since the Second World



Queen Mother’s Banner

The Queen Mother’s Banner was presented to the Canadian Forces Medical Services to commemorate the 100th anniversary of miitary medical services in Canada Click here  to view a video of the Queen Mother’s Banner Presentation at Queen’s Park, Toronto, in 1985.




Naval Health EsqCPO1 Mario Richard, A History of Naval Health in Esquimalt, Victoria BC, 2013

The history of naval health in  Esquimalt goes back to 1854 when during the Crimean War the need first arose from the Royal Navy to have a place for sick and injured crew. The following year, three building were constructed to provide this service.  Click here to learn more.





Cameron Pulsifer, Critical Care On the Battlefield and Around the World: A History of the Canadian Forces Health Services, pdf_iconCanadian War Museum, Ottawa, 2006Internet Symbol1




Canadian Nursing History Collection – Online Internet Symbol1

This page contains links to various sites regarding the history of nursing in Canada.




Canadian Forces Dental Services : An Introduction and History 

As the title indicates this document provides a concise overview of the CFDS from the turn of the century to the present day. Available in English and French.



The Nursing Sisters of Canada, pdf_iconVeterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada has dedicted a section of it’s website to the Nursing Sisters of Canada. Included in this section are a war history of the Nursing Sisters, a history of the Nursing Sisters Association of Canada, some personal recollections from Nursing Sisters from across Canada, photos, and references to further reading material on the Canadian Nursing Sisters.



Barbara Bavington, Missing from History: Canadian Navy’s First Nursespdf_icon

This paper provides a brief insight in to the first women accepted officially in the Royal Canadian Navy,  six nurses who served during August 1914 on His Majesty’s Canadian Hospital Ship Prince George, the only Canadian Hospital Ship to ever sail with the Canadian Navy.


Juno Beach Centre Medical Services, Internet Symbol1

This site provides an insight into the WWII medical services




Dedication of Canadian Forces Medical Services School Library to MGen and Mrs JWB Barr pdf_icon

On October 23, 1998, the CFMSS Library was dedicated to MGen J.W.B. Barr, CMM, CD, QHP, and Mrs Marion Barr, ARRC, in recognition of their unparalleled devotion and contributions to the betterment of the Medical Branch.  MGen Barr is a former Surgeon General and Canadian Forces Medical Services Colonel Commandant