Long before the Europeans colonized North America, aboriginal peoples had a body of medical knowledge that included practices for maintaining health, remedies for illness, and tools for treatment. Between the 16th and 18th centuries, colonists in the New World were greatly aided by the medical practices of aboriginal peoples.

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Canada Museum of Science and Technology, Musée de la civilisation, Stewart Museum, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Museum of Health Care at Kingston, University Health Network Artifact Collection, University of Toronto Museum of Scientific Instruments, University of Toronto Museum Studies Program

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