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Antique Neubauer haemocytometer, [192-?]. Manufactured by The J.F. Hartz Co. Limited.

Donated by Dr. Murray Baron, Chief of Rheumatology at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH). The device originally belonged to Dr. Baron’s late father, Dr. Henry A. Baron, one of the first physicians at the JGH when it opened its doors in 1934. It is likely that this haemocytometer was purchased while he was still a medical student at McGill University. Haemocytometer is a medical device used to count blood cells.  The interior of the case is marked with “H. Baron” and “4649 St. Urbain St, Montreal”. The device contains one blood counter for microscope, two glass pipettes, and one cover glass. It seems that two components are missing.

 

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What's New?

September 25, 2020
 (21 minutes) of the fashion show by the students of the JGH School of Nursing and the graduation ceremony of its first class, ca. 1954. Click  for the description of the School of Nursing collection at the JGH Archives. 

July 23, 2020
Replay the JGH Jazz -  New Online Exhibition by the Historical Archives

June 16, 2020
 Historical Notes about the Montreal Clinical Society and the Beginnings of the Jewish General Hospital, by Dr. Harold N. Segall, selected from the Montreal Clinical Society Fonds. 

May 15, 2020
 , Head of Psychiatry Department (1967-1987)

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