|Date of Issue||September 10, 2020|
|Series Time Span||2020|
One of the few world leaders in eliminating deadly rhesus (Rh) disease, Dr. Bruce Chown, O.C., MC (1893-1986) established the Winnipeg Rh Laboratory in 1944. His team’s research paved the way for the development and licensing of a protein injection for mothers-to-be that has saved the lives of countless newborns.
These five commemorative stamps celebrate six groundbreaking physicians and researchers: Drs. Bruce Chown, Julio Montaner, Balfour Mount, M. Vera Peters, James Till and Ernest McCulloch.
This issue salutes these remarkable individuals and the many other healthcare professionals and scientists who have devoted their lives to creating a healthier world – including those working tirelessly to develop diagnostics, treatments and preventions to help respond to the COVID-19 situation.
“This enduring tribute to Canadian health heroes honours their groundbreaking work and brings more awareness to their contributions and discoveries,” said Lissa Foster, Executive Director of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. “We can all be immensely proud of the global impact of these pioneering Canadians and our country’s contributions to health, here and in the world.”