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Dr. Lillian Chase - a true pioneer for women
Dr. Lillian Chase - a true pioneer for women
Recognizing the workof Dr. Stanley Vollant on the UN’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
Recognizing the workof Dr. Stanley Vollant on the UN’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
Happy national day to all Acadians!
Happy national day to all Acadians!
World Humanitarian Day: Discover Dr. Echavé's work with Doctors Without Borders
World Humanitarian Day: Discover Dr. Echavé's work with Doctors Without Borders
Happy birthday to the CMA’s first female president Dr. Bette Stephenson!
Happy birthday to the CMA’s first female president Dr. Bette Stephenson!
A piece of medical history
A piece of medical history
Dr. Julie Curwin: How to choose a medical specialty
Dr. Julie Curwin: How to choose a medical specialty
Dr. Teasdale makes a difference in Uganda
Dr. Teasdale makes a difference in Uganda
Canadian experiments are out of this world
Canadian experiments are out of this world
Cruise in style with your very own CMA emblem
Cruise in style with your very own CMA emblem
HRH Prince Philip makes an appearance
Brigadier R.M. Gorssline, Director General of Army Medical Services, addresses the CMA
A souvenir from Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island
Canada's snowbird and her physician family
Appreciating blood donors
Dr. Lavoie a.k.a. the "Northern Doctor"
Dr. Brebner joins the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
Recognition of ALS Awareness Month
Meet Canada’s first Indigenous forensic pathologist
CMA's first Indigenous Canadian board member
World Hypertension Day
Internet etiquette from 1997
Dr. Victoria Chung: Medical pioneer
May the 4th be with you
CMA champions physician health
A national strategy for autism
Play ball!
Got milk?
Physician given highest honour
The battle against contagions at Grosse-Île Quarantine Station
Depression: let's talk
Buckle up!
Eatons establish Chair of Medicine at U of T
Canada's first female surgeon
CMA's original "home sweet home"
Québec's "children’s doctor"
Choosing Wisely Canada drives crucial conversations
Dr. Boucher de Boucherville: two-time Premier of Québec
"Wholesome meals at low cost": Depression-era healthy eating
Dr. Malloch brings antiseptic surgery to North America
Heads up! Fighting concussions in hockey
Dr. Maude Abbott: World expert on congenital heart disease
Canada's "Father of medicine by rail"
Canada's first heart transplant doctor
A more dynamic periodic table of the elements
So, why the snake?
Science working to lower food allergy risk
Canadian doc goes to space
The link between food and health
The legend of the missing Sir Charles Tupper bust
The legend of the missing Sir Charles Tupper bust
Revisiting Canada's Child and Youth Health Charter
Revisiting Canada's Child and Youth Health Charter
Break a leg! The inspiration for Dr. Alexander Primrose
Break a leg! The inspiration for Dr. Alexander Primrose
A Canadian physician is among the first to use anesthetic chloroform in North America
A Canadian physician is among the first to use anesthetic chloroform in North America
CMA celebrates Dr. Julio Montaner
CMA celebrates Dr. Julio Montaner
Chill out
Chill out
How’s the weather up there?
How’s the weather up there?
Talk about tough!Talk about tough!
 
The Federal Department of Health is born
The Federal Department of Health is born
Watch your step
Watch your step
Toronto General Hospital closes its doors
The College of General Practice of Canada forms in 1953
Recognizing Indigenous physicians
Hotel room for the night? That'll be $3.50.
General Council takes place in Montreal 100 years ago
I <3 my heart: Eat well and stay active
MD's Fossil Fuel Free Funds
#WorldNoTobaccoDay
Keeping the peace
The first status Indigenous Canadian to Graduate from Medical School
Proud partner of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Families who eat together, stay together
Emergency Preparedness Week
Washing your hands protects us all
Marine Hospital in Quebec
$6 classes? Those were the days…
Chill out; Dr. Bigelow keeps things cool
Dr. Williams takes flight
Nanorobotics — a breakthrough in cancer treatment
George Klein invents the first electic wheelchair
Dalhousie Medical School first female graduate
Paving the way for radiation therapy
CMAJ's first-ever issue targets TB
Pushing the limits to meet the needs of children
Surgeons lend a hand
CMA Past Presidents honour Sir Charles Tupper
Dr. Abraham Gesner lights up our life
Doctors at Sick Kids give birth to Pablum
More women physicians choosing cardiology
What does 150 years mean to you?
"Call me on my cell phone": Telemedicine in Canada
Research with a sense of humour: does chocolate make you happy?
Med students and residents get seats at the table
Medicine's future is bright
Editor's "Keen analytic mind" served CMAJ readers well
Flashback to 1955
Mental health matters
Father of Confederation and CMA's first president
La Vieille Capitale - 11-time host of CMA's General Council
La Vieille Capitale - 11-time host of CMA's General Council
The Canada Medical Act
The Canada Medical Act
CMA and the BMA team up for a joint meeting in 1897
CMA and the BMA team up for a joint meeting in 1897
Canadian Army Medical Corps, reporting for duty
Canadian Army Medical Corps, reporting for duty
CMA is incorporated by a special act of Parliament
CMA is incorporated by a special act of Parliament
It’s a family affair
It’s a family affair
CMA staff make the moveto Canada’s capital
CMA staff make the moveto Canada’s capital
The father of modern cardiology
The father of modern cardiology
Dr. Robert Tait McKenzie: Sculptor, physician, soldier
Birthday wishes for King Edward VIII
The CMA stands #WithRefugees
Demanding a plan for our seniors
We The North: Dr. Naismith invents basketball in December 1891
Take a deep breath: The CMA calls for clean air
ParticipACTION 150 Play List
The world's first successful microsurgical stapler
Donna Kimmaliardjuk on her path to becoming a cardiac surgeon
Surgeon. Author. Lecturer. Celebrating Dr. Charles Roman.
Fighter pilots suit up in in WW2
Palliative care improves quality of life
Working with Canada's nurses
Thank you to health reporters
100 years ago: Dr. Wigle does his best Charles Tupper impression
Being green a mug's game — CMA reduces paper cup use
The fight against malaria
Don't call it a comeback: Dr. McKechnie serves a second term
Dr. Belliveau named the Queen's second surgeon
A 'berry' interesting fact
Championing action on the social determinants of health
Epilepsy and unlocking the mysteries of the brain
Canada's first black medical student and Civil War veteran
An early battle in the war on tobacco
Prince Philip addresses CMA General Council
Canadian women in Medicine #BeBoldforChange in action!
1945 sees the first Physician's Formulary
CMA House is home at 1867
Racing to safety
Physician-poet, Dr. Charles-Nérée Beauchemin
"Integrity and Compassion": CMA's coat of arms
Honouring our first first Canadian-born black doctor
The early fight against cancer
The importance of health literacy
The discovery of insulin
Working for a smoke-free Canada
"Creating a medical service out of chaos…"
Making research accessible
An Rx for fitness
Supporting physicians during wartime
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