Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Harold Grant Mavesyn Nyblett, M. D.
A representative member of
the medical profession in Calgary is Dr. Harold Grant Mavesyn Nyblett, a
specialist in orthopedic surgery and in electric methods of diagnosis
and treatment. He was born in London, England, oil 10th of February,
1871, a son of Dr. Alfred Newson, M. A. F. R. G. S. & F. S. L. The
mother was Isabelle (Grant) Nyblett. Di'. A. N. Nyblett was born in
England, while his wife was a native of Scotland. He was one of the
foremost educators of his day and was for many years headmaster of
schools in London. His death occurred in December, 1871, and Mrs.
Nyblett died in November of the year 1877.
Harold Grant Mavesyn
Nyblett was born in London and received his early education in the
private schools of his native country. On the 17th of May, 1888, he came
to Canada and entered the Royal Medical College in 1892, graduating from
that institution with the M. D., C. M., F. T. N. C,, degrees in 1896.
Prior to entering Trinity Medical College the Doctor taught school and
worked at other jobs, teaching near Brandon for some time. Alter
receiving his M. D. degree he went to Michigan and practiced in that
state one year. At the termination of that time he returned to Canada
and located in Manitoba, where he enjoyed an extensive practice from
1897 to 1901. From 1901 to 1908 he practiced in Saskatchewan and in the
latter year moved to Macleod, Alberta, where he was residing at the time
of the outbreak of the World var. He was one of the first to put all
personal interests aside and enlist in the service of his country. He
came to Calgary and recruited the Seventeenth Cavalry Field Ambulance,
taking them to Quebec, where they were disbanded. Dr. Nyblett, however,
went overseas is a captain in the First Contingent. Subsequently he was
promoted to the rank of major and was given command of No. 1, Advanced
Depot of Medical Stores. During November and December, 1915, he was on
convoy duty at sea with the wounded and in January, 1916, he went to
France with the Third Division and served
on the Ypres, Somme and Arras fronts. In 1917 he returned to England,
being appointed officer in charge of the school of Instruction in
Remedial Gymnastics. He had charge of certain phases of the work and was
twice recommended to the lieutenant colonel for his aptitude and success
in this work, of which he made a complete and thorough study. In the
summer of 1918 he returned to Canada and held various positions in
Military District, No. 13, until demobilized on the 31st of January,
1919. In that year he began practice in Calgary and has since resided
here. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and is a convert to Dr.
Abram's electric methods of diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Nyblett has
taken postgraduate courses in London, England, and San Francisco. During
1910, while a resident of Macleod, the Doctor was medical health officer
of the city. In 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1906 he was examiner of obstetrics
in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Northwest Territories.
In November, 1905, Dr.
Nyblett was married to Miss Janie Clinton of Wellington, Ontario. To
their union three children have been born: Ronald L. C. was born on the
12th of August, 1906; Margaret Ella's birth occurred on the 16th of
March, 1908; and Eileen Isabelle was born on the 28th of August, 1912.
Since attaining his
majority Dr. Nyblett has followed an independent course in politics,
giving his support to the man he thinks best fitted for the office
without regard to party principles. Although the greater part of his
time is devoted to his profession he is public-spirited to a degree,
giving his cooperation to every movement which tends to promote the
moral, intellectual and material welfare of the community. The religious
faith of the Doctor is that of the Anglican church and he is a zealous
worker in its behalf. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons and
along strictly professional lines he is affiliated with the Alberta
Medical Association and the Calgary Medical Association. He has gained
recognition as one of the able and successful specialists in the
province and by his labors, his high professional attainments and his
sterling characteristics has justified the respect and confidence in
which he is held by the medical fraternity and the local public.
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