Exhibits and lectures

Upcoming events

Panel discussion, "Predictor Unveiled: The First Reliable Home Pregnancy Test & its Little-Known Connection to Montreal"

When: 7 May, 17:00-19:00

Who: Meg Crane (NYC - inventor of the Predictor), Prof. Jenna Healey (Queens Univ.), Prof. Christabelle Sethna (Univ. Ottawa), and Prof. Alanna Thain (McGill Univ.) .

Where: McLennan Library, 4th Floor, Colgate Room

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

N.B. This panel is taking place in conjunction with the ITC-4 workshop, "Une médecine sans médecins ? / Medicine without Doctors?" taking place at the Jewish General Hospital May 8-9. For more information and to express interest in attending, click here.

Current exhibitions

Two exhibitions that complement the May 12-15 meeting of the American Osler Society Meeting in Montreal (see programme here):

Sir William Osler's Leonardo da Vinci Collection: Flight, Anatomy and Art

An exhibition curated by Dr. Rolando F. Del Maestro, William Feindel Professor Emeritus in Neuro-Oncology at McGill University and Director, Neurosurgical Simulation and Artificial Intelligence Learning Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

When: Exhibit runs 15 April - 30 June 2019

Where: McLennan Library Building, 4th floor lobby, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC H3A 0C9 

Enjoy some press coverage of this exhibit from France.fr: la version françaiseEnglish version


Osler: The Man You Rarely See

An exhibition curated by former Osler Head Librarian, Pamela Miller

When: Exhibition runs 15 April - 30 June 2019

Where: McLennan Library Building, 4th floor, Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC H3A 0C9


Closing soon:

Curiosities of Conception; Selections from the Osler Library of the History of Medicine. 

Drawing from the rich holdings of the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, Curiosities of Conception looks specifically at the ways that medical discourses have responded to and perpetuated the image of the monstrous maternal from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. It does so by bringing together medical texts revolving broadly around the topics of conception, childbirth, and parenting. While medical discourses did move to replace the mythology of the monstrous birth with the language of science and reason, this exhibition argues that they also actively participated in the cultural construction of female sexuality as aberrant and of the mother figure as monstrous.

Co-curated by Shana Cooperstein and Frances Cullen with contributions from Robin Lynch, Lauren Harnish, Rach Klein, Anya Kowalchuk, and Kristy Kong.


Place: Lobby, McLennan Library, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9.

Duration: 24 January - 15 May 2019.


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