Mission Statement

The mission of the Museum is:

  • To collect, preserve, research and display material pertaining to the history of medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, its associated teaching hospitals and Quebec society at large
  • To provide, maintain and manage a museum for the purpose of education and research
  • To make available material from its collections for display at locations nationally and internationally on a non-profit basis for educational purposes
  • To honor and remember the individuals who collected and preserved this material and who added much richness to the current understanding of disease and its treatment
  • To commemorate the individuals and families who selflessly allowed the collection of this historically valuable material so that others can learn from it
  • To treat human remains and other culturally significant material with proper respect and anonymity
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