This series of articles are written by Christopher J. Rutty, Ph.D., a professional medical historian with special expertise on the history of public health, infectious diseases and biotechnology in Canada. He earned his Ph.D. at U of T in the Department of History, with his dissertation on the history of poliomyelitis in Canada. Since completing his Ph.D. in 1995, Dr. Rutty has provided a wide range of historical research, writing, consulting and creative services to a variety of clients through his company, Health Heritage Research Services. Dr. Rutty holds an Adjunct Professor appointment in U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health based in the Division of Clinical Public Health. He has also curated prominent historical exhibits for the Faculty of Medicine on the discovery of insulin @ MaRS, as well as the historical wall panels in the Medical Sciences Building’s C. David Naylor Student Commons space.