Title: Desjardins Canal, Dundas, Ontario
Location: Dundas (Ont.)
Date: Barrie, Weston, Toronto Period (1864-1870)
Creator: Olmsted, Ingersoll
Physical Description: image.photograph.black and white
11.9 x 17.2 including borders
11.0 x 16.3 excluding borders
Image Number: CUS_032-038_P
Description: A view of the Desjardins Canal, which once gave the city of Dundas access to Lake Ontario. In the spring of 1867, as a budding naturalist, William Osler took water samples from the Desjardins Canal in search of microscopic organisms for study. Osler was successful the endeavour, and made reference to his experience in a later paper, "Canadian Fresh-Water Polyzoa" which he read before the Natural History Society in Toronto on January 29, 1876.
Notes: Desjardin [sic] Canal. Kindness of Dr. Ingersoll Olmsted. Hamilton, Ontario. (transcribed from back of photo)
See Harvey Cushing, The Life of Sir William Osler (1925), volume 1, p. 45 for the relevant section of Osler's resulting paper, "Canadian Fresh-Water Polyzoa."
Subject Dundas (Ont.)
Subject Canals
Subject Desjardins Canal (Ont.)
Publisher: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
is Part Of: Cushing Collection
Image Is Related To: Back

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