Understanding the body and disease process Skin, Bones, Muscles & Joints

Musculoskeletal and skin systems represent the framework of our bodies and fundamental to good health.  Bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and cartilage support our anatomy, and allow us to control every movement we make.

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Skin, Bones, Muscles & Joints

  1. 1940

  2. 1943

    Upon earning his PhD, Harold Copp’s qualities as a researcher made him a choice recruit for the secret “Manhattan Project”, which developed the first atomic bomb

  3. 1950

  4. 1960

  5. 1961

    Douglas Harold Copp discovered the hormone calcitonin

  6. 1960's

    Charles Scriver discovered that vitamin D Deficiency was the cause of the bone deformation condition known as rickets

  7. 1970

  8. 1978

    Witnessing severe pain and long recoveries after immobilization, Dr. Robert Salter became an advocate for his innovative concept of “Continuous Passive Motion” in post-operative recovery

  9. 1980

  10. 1990

  11. 1992

    Dr. David MacLennan published his research on the genetic basis of malignant hyperthermia in swine in the journal "Trends in Pharmacological Sciences"

  12. 2000

  13. 2010

  14. 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.

This enduring tribute to our country’s rich medical history is showcased here and in our physical exhibit hall in London, ON.