Improving health and patient outcomes 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. 1910

  2. 1919

    After the war, William Gallie returned to Canada and became surgeon in Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children

  3. 1920

  4. 1930

  5. 1940

  6. Late 1940s

    For four years, at Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Dr. Gingras gathered a team of physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and psychologists

  7. 1949

    Recognizing a need for improved access to rehabilitation services, Dr. Gustave Gingras founded and directed the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal

  8. 1950

  9. 1950s

    Already an icon in the field of physical therapy, Dr. Gingras became a Canadian hero during the polio epidemic

  10. 1952

    As an orthopaedic surgeon, William T. Mustard devised a surgical procedure called the “Mustard Operation"

  11. 1960

  12. 1960

    Dr. Robert Salter pioneered the innominate osteotomy, a corrective surgical procedure for the treatment of hip dysplasia in children and young adults

  13. 1960's

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

  14. 1969

    Following his initial discovery of calcitonin, Dr. Douglas Copp was associated with isolating pure salmon calcitonin

  15. 1970

  16. 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

  17. 1980

  18. 1984

    A pilot newborn screening program for DMD was launched under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Rockman-Greenberg

  19. 1990

  20. 2000

  21. 2008

    The first successful treatment of an infant with HPP occurred under the supervision of Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg

  22. 2010

  23. 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.