One of the prominent
specialists of the province of Alberta, who rendered his country able
assistance along medical lines during the World war, is Dr. John Edward
Macklim of Calgary. He has practiced for fourteen years and has won
widespread reputation as a specialist in heart, blood, urinary and skin
John Edward Macklim was
born at Moffat, Halton county, Ontario, a son of Robert and Elizabeth (McEdwards)
Macklim, natives of Ontario. His fathers' parents were natives of
Ireland and his mother's parents were Highland Scotch. For the greater
part of his life Robert Macklim engaged in farming in Ontario, in which
occupation he won success. His demise occurred in 1900. Mrs. Macklim is
residing at Waldo, British Columbia.
In the pursuit of his
education John Edward Macklim attended the public schools of his
birthplace and subsequently enrolled in Knox College at Toronto and
Toronto University. He was graduated from the latter institution with
the M. B. degree, and he also took part of the Arts course in that
institution. He commenced practice at Carstairs, Alberta, and remained
there four years, bringing to the profession thorough training and.
innate ability and achieved success from the start. He then came to
Calgary and practised for two years, at the termination of which time he
went to Chicago, where he spent eight months taking postgraduate work.
He was in that city eight months. In 1918, in Victoria, British
Columbia, he enlisted for service in the World war and was commissioned
a captain in the Canadian -Medical Corps. He immediately went overseas,
where he was a specialist attached to Witley Hospital, England, and was
in active service until the signing of the armistice closed hostilities.
He received his honorable discharge from the army in 1919 and returned
to Calgary, where he has since practised and has won distinction as a
specialist in heart, blood, urinary and skin diseases. While studying in
Chicago Dr. Macklim passed the Illinois state examination and he also
passed the examination in the state of Washington.
In 1915 occurred the
marriage of Dr. Macklim and Miss Pearl Lynch and to their union two
children have been born: Madeline and Maxine. Mrs. Macklim is a woman of
culture and refinement and she is prominent in the church and social
circles of this city.
In his political views
the Doctor follows an independent course, giving his support to the man
he thinks best fitted for the office without regard to party principles.
The greater part of his time and attention is devoted to his profession
but he is never too busy to lend his aid in the promotion of any
movement he deems essential in the development and improvement of the
community at large. In religion he is a Presbyterian. Fraternally the
Doctor is identified with the A. F. & A. M. He is a member of the
Canadian Club, the St. Andrew's Society and the Alberta Military
Institute. Along professional lines Dr. Macklim is identified with the
Calgary Medical Society and the Alberta Medical Association and is on
the staffs of Holy Cross and General Hospitals. He is a man of genial
and pleasing personality and that has been a dominant factor in
achieving for him his present-clay success. He stands for the highest
ethics in his profession and is accorded the whole-hearted confidence
and esteem of all who know him.