Join us for a cocktail with Dr. Meakins, who will show us that since the early days of humankind, there has been a close relationship between the fields of medicine and art.

This lecture will be based on slides of paintings and prints from the 16th to the 20th centuries. It will begin with the portrayal of healers and doctors through the ages, most of which are rather uncomplimentary but which reveal the social realities of their respective eras.

Tuesday, October 17
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

University Club of Montreal
2047 Mansfield Street
Montreal, QC H3A 1Y7

University Club Member – $25.00
Guest – $28.75

Please register at
or call 514-288-0201

Dr. Jonathan Meakins, OC, MD, D Sc is a retired Canadian surgeon, academic and is an expert in immunobiology and surgical infections. A former head of surgery at the Royal Victoria Hospital and the MUHC, and Chair of surgery at McGill, he was the first Canadian to be appointed Nuffield Professor of Surgery at Oxford. He is a distinguished writer and the author of numerous scholarly publications and serves as volunteer Director at the MUHC in art and heritage. In 2000, Dr. Meakins was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Beginning in the nineteen-eighties, and together with his wife Dr. Jacqueline McClaran, the couple has amassed what is now a significant collection of 16th and 17th
century Dutch and Flemish etchings, as well as contemporary art. Their extensive collection includes Biblical scenes, villages, landscapes and medical subjects. These images and their learned exposition ensure an interesting and entertaining lecture for all.