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Lieu historique national du Canada Le Dispensaire de la Garde de La Corne


Designated a national historic site of Canada, Dispensaire de la Garde de La Corne instantly whisks the visitors to the time of colony nurses. Learn about Gertrude Duchemin, who spent 40 years of her life being a nurse, midwife, administrator and sometimes veterinary. Find out more about the opening of yesteryear’s health clinics, the social role played by these nurses, their professional and personal life, and the evolution Québec’s health system.