Artifact of the Week: The Sanborn Viso-Cardiette, model 51

By Claire Layton This is a portable electrocardiograph (ECG or EKG); a machine that essentially prints out a visual representation of a person’s heartbeat. Electrocardiography refers to the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart. This particular machine was made in the 1950s for the York County Hospital in Newmarket, now renamed to … Read more

New Acquisitions: Pictures of Dr. Charles Best and Dr. Frank Menzies

Warning: The images below contain human remains, discretion is advised. Yesterday we received some wonderful additions to the Koffler Museum of Medicine. The following images were donated by a local man whose grandfather, Dr. Frank Menzies, went to medical school with Dr. Charles Best. Best is well-recognized for his work with the famous Dr. Frederick … Read more