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Patron Saint / Saint patron

Patron Saint / Saint patron

Le texte en français suit In 1984, the CFMS chose Saint Luke, the author of one of the four gospels in the New Testament (the one that includes the parable of the Good Samaritan), as patron saint. Identified in one of Saint Paul’s epistles as a physician, Luke is believed to have been a painter as well, and he is, therefore, the patron saint of doctors and artists. Today, RCMS units celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Luke on the Sunday...

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Le texte en français suit The Canadian Military Medical Services Virtual Museum  is eager to provide greater exposure for Canadian military medical artifacts which unfortunately aren’t centralized in a physical museum. To make this happen we ask individuals and units to share photos and descriptions of items they may have on display or tucked away in a storage area. We not only want to expose our artifacts but to compile an inventory of...

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Llandovery Castle Remembered / Souvenir de Llandovery Castle

Llandovery Castle Remembered / Souvenir de Llandovery Castle

Le texte en français suit    Sinking of HMHS Llandovery Castle 27 June 1918   A commemorative photo album was prepared to record and share photos of events held in Ottawa and Halifax on the 100th anniversary of  the torpedo sinking of HMHS Llandovery Castle. These events served to honour and remember those members of the Canadian Army Medical Corps who lost their lives. Click here to view album.   Texte en français commence ...

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RCMS Trivia / Trivia du SSRC

RCMS Trivia / Trivia du SSRC

  The first CFHSTC Honorary Colonel was a member of the British Trans Arctic Expedition in 1968-69   Click here  to learn more   Le premier colonel honoraire du CTSHFC a été membre de l’expédition transarctique britannique en 1968-1969.   Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus       The origin of the motto of the Royal Canadian Medical Services / L’origine de la devise du Service de santé  royal...

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Message in a Bottle / Un message dans une bouteille

Message in a Bottle / Un message dans une bouteille

Le texte en français suit   NOTE: This is a repeat of an article published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery, Vol 61, No 5. 2018.   Message in a bottle: the discovery of a young Medical Officer’s map from the 1917 Battle of Hill 70.  The map, entitled Loos 36° NW 3’ was drawn by 24-year-old Captain Alexander Edward MacDonald in fall 1917 and was found in his old surgery textbook.  MacDonald’s map depicts the positions of the Canadian...

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CAMC During the Last Hundred Days of the Great War  / Le CSAC pendant les cent derniers jours de la Grande Guerre  

CAMC During the Last Hundred Days of the Great War  / Le CSAC pendant les cent derniers jours de la Grande Guerre  

Le texte en français suit  The CAMC with the Canadian Corps During the Last Hundred Days of the Great War  by Colonel A.E. Snell A new addition to the Virtual Museum Library, this book provides a good overview of the problems of the medical services in war,  of the methods by which the sick and wounded are cared for, and of the devotion and intelengence with which the duties od all ranks were discharged. Col Snell was Deputy Director...

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