Mail boxes are seen at Canada Post's main plant in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 9, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

New Canada Post stamps honour medical contributions of six Canadians

Canada Post has issued a set of five commemorative stamps to honour the contributions made in the medical field by six Canadian physicians and researchers; Drs. Bruce Chown, Julio Montaner, Balfour Mount, M. Vera Peters, James Till and Ernest McCulloch. 

“Their contributions to the fields of pediatric pathology, HIV/AIDS, palliative care, oncology and stem cell science changed the practice of medicine in Canada and around the world,” Canada Post said in a statement on Monday.

According to the press release; Dr. Chown was a world leader in eliminating rhesus disease, once a major cause of newborn deaths, Dr. Montaner helped transform HIV and AIDS into being manageable conditions, Dr. Mount founded the world’s first palliative care service based in a teaching hospital, Dr. Peters completely changed treatment of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and breast cancer, and Dr. Till and Dr. McCulloch created the foundations of stem cell science.

Canada Post said that this issue of stamps salutes these individuals and the many other health care professionals, scientists and technologists that have devoted their lives to creating a healthier world, as well as those working towards ending the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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