Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Salton McGibbon, M. D.
As a specialist in
diseases pertaining to the eye, ear, nose and throat Dr. Salton McGibbon
has built up an enviable reputation and during the period of his
residence in Edmonton he has gained a large practice in recognition of
his professional ability. He was born in Arkona, Ontario, in 1878, and
is of Scotch lineage in both the paternal and maternal lines. His
father, Donald McGibbon, was born in the town of Kuhn, Perthshire,
Scotland, in 1832 and when he was but fourteen months old was taken by
his parents to Canada. He was, married in Ontario to Isabella Cameron,
of Scotch parentage. Her death occurred in 1908, while he Passed away in
1921, when he had reached the advanced age of eighty-nine years.
Salton McGibbon acquired
his medical training in McGill University at Montreal, Quebec, from
which he was graduated in 1902. He spent the years 1912 and 1913 abroad
in perfecting his professional knowledge, studying diseases of the eye,
ear, nose and throat. He was in Vienna, Austria, the greater part of the
time, and the balance of it was spent in London, England, and Berlin,
Germany. Previous to that time he was engaged in hospital work in
Mexico. He returned to Canada on December 25, 1913, locating in
Edmonton, where he has since limited his practice to those branches of
medical science in which he specializes, and his professional activities
have been rewarded by well merited success, for he is very skillful and
conscientious in his work.
While pursuing his
studies in Vienna, Dr. McGibbon was married, in 1913, to Miss Berta
Gottlieb and they have become the parents of a son, Ralph Wilfred, whose
birth occurred iii 1914. Dr. McGibbon is an adherent of the Presbyterian
church and in politics he reserves the right to vote independently,
standing for all that is most progressive in matters of citizenship.
Fraternally he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows
and the Manchester Unity Order of Odd Fellows and his professional
connections are with the Edmonton Academy of Medicine and the Alberta
Medical Association. He is constantly promoting his efficiency through
study and investigation and his pronounced ability and high standards of
personal honor have won him the respect of his professional associates
and the confidence of the laity.
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