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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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The JGH Archives is completely physically closed until further notice. During the closure, there will be no access to the physical collections. We encourage you to consult the website. 
What's New?

Dec. 18, 2020
Child Psychiatry finding aids are now available.

Dec. 15, 2020
A temporary  web page is now available for displaying the finding aids of some collections while the search function of this website is down.  

Dec. 9, 2020
Due to technical problems we are currently experiencing, the search function on this website has temporarily been disabled. Please feel free to contact the archives if you need assitance in finding information about the history of the hospital. 

Nov. 23, 2020
We are currently experiencing technical issues with our website, which is affecting the search in the database and the display of the finding aids for selected collections. We are working on that and we apologize for the inconvenience. Please  email the archives if you need any assistance in a search. 

September 25, 2020
 Silent video (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  here 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
 Retirement Album of Dr. Henry Kravitz, Head of Psychiatry Department (1967-1987)

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