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December 1, 2011

SickKids photo book now on sale

A History of Healing ($69.99) is a limited edition - purchase your copy at the 5 Fifty 5 Shop.

Just in time for the holidays, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has a perfect gift for someone on your list – A History of Healing.

A beautifully composed history of SickKids captured in an extensive and compelling photographic record that spans the founding of the institution to the present day, this elegant book is a must-have for anyone interested in children’s health, photography or Toronto history.

A History of Healing shows moments in time, captured by our talented SickKids photographers, that have shaped SickKids’ culture, our history and our commitment to children’s health,” says Mary Jo Haddad, SickKids President and CEO. “I really feel it honours the visionary founders who saw a need for a children’s hospital in Toronto, and the thousands of SickKids alumni who have made us into one of the leading paediatric health sciences centres in the world.”

The book pairs archival with modern images to reveal the role SickKids’ pioneering past has played in creating the path for its future success. The evocative photos illustrate the changes that have occurred throughout SickKids’ history, as well as the enduring values of excellence, innovation, collaboration and integrity.

“We’ve used images ranging from archival photographs dating back to the late 1800’s up to the present day to show the continuity and change that SickKids has experienced over its long history,” says Rob Teteruck, SickKids senior photographer. “The archival images encompass a trove of old photographic techniques, including tracing over a photo with ink to make it look like an illustration.”

Teteruck pointed out that these  types of photo-illustrations were something that early SickKids chairman and benefactor John Ross Robertson used in advertisements to raise funds for the Hospital.

All proceeds from sales of A History of Healing will go to the SickKids Family Campaign, in support of the Research & Learning Tower – where discoveries will lead to recoveries. The book is for sale through the Women’s Auxiliary at the 5 Fifty 5 Shop (555 University Ave., Atrium).

A History of Healing, The Hospital for Sick Children
$69.99
Including tax