Transforming Disease Control


John Gerald FitzGerald played an instrumental role in establishing Canada’s public health system. He founded the word-renowned Connaught Laboratories — which developed biological products for preventing and treating disease. He also founded the University of Toronto School of Hygiene and brought Toronto’s diphtheria epidemic under control by making free vaccines widely available.

FitzGerald was celebrated for his tireless efforts to treat everyone, from all walks of life.

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