Improving health and patient outcomes Lungs

The lungs are the centre of the respiratory (breathing) system. All our cells need oxygen, and our bodies need to eliminate the unwanted gas they produce - carbon dioxide. Our lungs exchange these gases every time we breath in and out.

Doctor and students MRI
  1. 1910

  2. 1920

  3. 1930

  4. 1940

  5. 1950

  6. 1960

  7. 1968

    Dr. James Hogg first published his revolutionary idea that the focus of COPD should not be on the large airways but rather on the smaller ones

  8. 1970

  9. 1980

  10. 1990

  11. 2000

  12. 2010

  13. 2020

About the CMHF

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) celebrates Canadian heroes whose work advances health in Canada and the world, fostering future generations of health professionals through the delivery of local and national youth education programs and awards.