War inflicts terrible physical and mental injuries. Medical practitioners aim to reduce suffering, manage disease, and rehabilitate the wounded. The relationship between warfare and the medical profession over the past 150 years is an evolving and frequently uneasy one.


The exhibition presented at the Canadian War
Museum contains material and subject matter that
some visitors may find disturbing. This includes
graphic content related to human injury, illness,
sexuality, and medical procedures. It is strongly
recommended that adults accompany and
supervise children while visiting the exhibition.

Please note that the images from the exhibition
featured on this Web site are a carefully selected
sample and are less likely to offend.

Deutches Hygiene Museum Dresden     wellcome collection

War and Medicine. An exhibition at the Canadian War Museum by the Wellcome Collection, London and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden.