WAR + MEDICINE

MAY 27 2011 − NOVEMBER 15 2011

Programming

War and Nutrition

It’s often said that an army marches on its stomach. But what if the army is far from home and nowhere near a supermarket? How do soldiers get the nutrition they need? See how military rations have evolved over the past 150 years. Try a sample to compare with your favourite food.

Fees and Booking: Free with Museum admission.
Location: LeBreton Gallery
Audience: Adults, Family
Event Type: Demonstration
Program: Family, Adult

In English and French
Saturday, October 29, 2011 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 30, 2011 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Veterans with a Vision: the Rehabilitation of Canada’s War Blinded

University of Ottawa professor Serge Durflinger will speak on the subject of his research into the care of blinded veterans.

Fees and Booking: Free
Location: Barney Danson Theatre
Audience: Adults, Veterans
Event Type: Lecture, Talk
Program: Lecture / Talk

In English
Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:00 pm

Battlefield Medicine

If a soldier was wounded in battle, would he survive a trip to the doctor? Learn how battlefield surgeons treated wounds in the nineteenth century and see the contents of a typical toolkit.

Fees and Booking: Free with Museum admission.
Location: Gallery 1
Audience: Adults, Family
Event Type: Activity, Discussion
Program: Family, Adult

In English and French
Saturday, November 5, 2011 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 6, 2011 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 13, 2011 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

In Flanders Field with the Canadian Army Medical Corps

Museum historian Tim Cook will speak on the context in which LCol John McCrae wrote his famous poem during the First World War.

Fees and Booking: Free
Location: Barney Danson Theatre
Audience: Adults, Young Adults
Event Type: Lecture
Program: Lecture / Talk, Special Exhibition Programs

In English
Sunday, November 6, 2011 2:00 pm

Forensic Facial Reconstruction of First World War Soldier Pte Thomas Lawless—Avion I Project

A public demonstration on the process of a forensic facial reconstruction by Christian Corbet, the Canadian forensic artist who worked on the identification process of the remains of Private Lawless.

Christian Corbet, the Canadian forensic artist who worked on the identification process of the remains of Private Lawless, will do a public demonstration on the process of a forensic facial reconstruction using a copy of a skull to show the various stages of a forensic artist’s work. Tools and other relevant materials will be on site for the public to view.

Fees and Booking: Free
Location: Lobby
Audience: Adults, Family, Veterans, Young Adults, Teens
Event Type: Demonstration
Program: Public programs

In English
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 10:30 am

wellcome collection
Deutches Hygiene Museum Dresden

War and Medicine. An exhibition created by Wellcome Collection, London, U.K., and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden.