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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 3
John Edward Macklim, M.D.


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 diseases.

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.


 


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