Vernissage & special talk with Dr. Desmond Morton, February 25, 5-7 pm

The No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in the First World War 1915-1919 & The Lighthalls: A McGill Family at War

vernissage_announcement_imageMarch 2015 marks the centenary of the mobilisation of the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill), a 1040-bed unit of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Located in France behind the front lines, the hospital was established by McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and staffed by faculty members and students, with nurses trained at the Montreal General and Royal Victoria hospitals. The hospital served in the field from 1915 to 1919. Please join us on February 25th at 5 pm, when distinguished Canadian military historian and Hiram Mills Professor of History Dr. Desmond Morton will speak on the role of McGill medicine in the First World War.

Vernissage & special talk: February 25, 5-7 pm. Dr. Morton’s talk will begin at 5:30pm and will be followed by a Q&A.


This talk titled “Healing in Hell: McGill Medicine and the First World War” will be part of the vernissage of two library exhibitions: “We Will Remember Them: The No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in The First World War 1915-1919” and “The Lighthalls: A McGill Family at War” (on view to June 15th). The evening will include guided visits of the exhibitions.

RSVP required. RSVP: or call 514-398-5711

Rare Books & Special Collections Reading Room, 4th floor, McLennan Library Building, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9