Pictonians at Home and Abroad
Pictonians in the Medical Profession
ROBERT Louis Stevenson said there are men and classes of men that stand
above the common herdthe soldier, the sailor and the shepherd not
infrequently, the artist rarely, the clergyman rarelier still, the
physician almost as a rule.
On the score of priority in the field the physicians from Pictou may
justly enter a claim for precedence over the other professions. For
foremost among the little band of settlers, who, on June 10, 1757, arrived
aboard the Brig Hope and laid the foundations of the town of Pictou, came
Dr. John Harris, an agent of the Philadelphia company.
It is to be taken for granted that Dr. Harris did not depend for a living
upon his practice, for the Hope brought only 35 or 40 passengers, all
told. Incidentally, it may be remarked that the first white child born in
the county carne into the world the very night of the arrival of the brig,
when the doctor's own family received the addition of a son. He afterward
became known as Clerk " Tommy" Harris, having the position of Clerk of
Peace for many years. He died in 1809, and was buried in the Pictou
cemetery, where a monument stood to his memory, long since fallen, on
which was the inscription, "The first descendant of an Englishman born in
Pictou." We may add that Dr. Harris' daughter, afterward Mrs. Robert Cook,
born in 1769, was the first female child born in Pictou of English
Since that day, a century and a half ago, generation after generation of
his successors carried on their appointed labors, and of many even the
names have passed from the memory of men. Naturally, the earliest of these
were not natives of the county. Among pioneer physicians of
Pictou town and vicinity were Dr. Skinner, Dr. Johnstone, Dr. Kirkwood and
Dr. Anderson. The physicians who first settled in New Glasgow were Dr.
Wade, Dr. James Skinner, Dr. John Fox, Dr. Alexander Forrest, from
1832-1875. Dr. James Donnelly practiced at Albion Mines, now Stellarton,
for many years. He was a native of the North of Ireland. He died in 1866
in the fifty-sixth year of his age.
But with the gradual increase of population, of worldly goods and of
educational advantages, her young men began to take advantage of their
opportunity to qualify themselves for more ambitious careers. The practice
of the healing art evidently appealed with force to a considerable
proportion as the partial list appearing upon subsequent pages will
indicate. It is practically impossible to give a complete list of all the
native sons and daughters of Pictou who, since the first settlement, have
given themselves to the medical profession. But of this list, it may be
said with truth, of all her sons, of none may the county more reasonably
feel proud than of those whose names appear herein. Far and wide are they
scattered, living or dead, but in whatever place their lot was cast they
brought credit to their native land. Not a few arose to eminence in the
profession. The county in which they were born today is recognized as a
section where the best standards of medical knowledge and professional
ethics are maintained.
The list below, with the name, place of birth, alma mater and present
address, if living, shows 190 physicians of whom knowledge is available:
BAILEY, WILLIAM J., M.D., New Glasgow; Univ. Penn., 1895; Connellsville,
BELL, JOHN, M.D., C.M., New Glasgow; McGill Univ., 1898; New Glasgow, N.
BENVIE, ROBERT McLEAN, M.D., C.M., Saltsprings; McGill Univ., 1907;
Stellarton, N. S.
BRUCE, JAMES GARFIELD, M.D., C.M., Barney's River; Dal. Univ., 1908;
Westville, N. S.
BURNS, SAMUEL WESLEY, M.D., New Glasgow; Bell Med. Col., 1864; Shelburne,
BURNS, THOMAS M., M.D., New Glasgow; deceased.
CALDER, ALLISTER, M.D., C.M., Springville; Dal. Univ., 1909; Glace Bay, C.
CALDER, JAMES SQUAIR, M.D., Springville; Harvard Univ. 1886; Los Angeles,
CAMERON, ALEXANDER, M.D., Glengarry; Glasgow Univ.; deceased.
Dr. Cameron settled at Huntington, Quebec, where be was a distinguished
and successful practitioner. Brother of Rev., John Cameron, D.D.,
CAMBRON, CLARENCE B., M.D., C.M., New Glasgow; Dal. Univ., 1911; Halifax,
CAMBRON, HAROLD, M.D., C.M., River John; Dal. Univ., 1901; River John, N.
CAMERON, JOHN THOMAS, M.D., Hopewell.
Died at River John, N. S.
CAMERON, MURDOCH, M.D., Saltsprings; Mexico.
CAMERON, OWEN HALIBURTON, M.D., River John; BaIt. Med. Col., 1892; Maccan
Station, N. S.
CAMERON, WILLIAM, M.D., Saltsprings; deceased.
CAMPBELL, ALBERT E., M.D., St. Paul's; Univ. of Buffalo 1886; Chicago,
Health Officer for the Illinois Central Railway system, Chicago, XU.
CAMPBELL, ALEX. R., B.A., M,D., Merigomish: Dal. Univ., 1913; Yarmouth, N.
CAMPBELL, DUNCAN, M.D., West Br. River John: Tulane; Univ., 1891; West Br.
River John, N. S.
CAMPBELL, ROBERT, M.D., West Branch River John; deceased.
He practiced in River John for a few years, then removed to Dartmouth, N.
S., where he died.
CHISHOLM, HUGH D., M.D., C.M., Springville: Dal. Univ., 1907; Springville,
CHISHOLM, JAMES, M.D., New Glasgow; McGill Univ., 1900: Everett, Wash.
COLLIE, JAMES ROSS, M.D., Middle River; Harvard Univ., 1869; River John,
COLLIE, JOHN R. M., M.D., C.M., River John; Dal. Univ., 1911.
Post Graduate course, London, England.
COPELAND, GEORGE, M.D., Merigomish; deceased.
CULTON, ALBERT, M.D., Stellarton; Balt. Med. Col., 1897: Port Greville, N.
CUMMING, ALLISON, M.D., Stellarton; McGill Univ., 1905; Vancouver, B. C.
DELANEY-BARBOUR, ISABBL, M.D., Churchville; Women's Med. Col., N. Y; New
DICKSON, CHARLES H., M.D., C.M., Pictou; Dal. Univ., 1901; Springfield, N.
DICKSON, MINAR S., M.D., Pictou; Univ., N.Y., 1890; Dartmouth, N. S.
DOULL, JAMES A. B.A., M.D., New Glasgow.
Graduate, Dal. Medical Univ., 1914.
DUFF, DUNCAN, M.D., Churchville.
Died in Detroit, Mich.
DUNBAR, WILLIAM R., M.D., C. M., Abercrombie; McGill Univ., 1897; Truro,
DUNN, GEORGE A., Lyon's Brook; Dal. Col., 1906; Pictou, N. S.
DUNN, JAMES B., M.D., Merigomish; Pittsburgh, Pa.
ELLIOTT, ALFRED, M.D., River John; Balt. Col. Phys. & Surg.; Bridgewater,
Medical director of the State Farm Hospital.
FALCONER, A. F., M.D., Hopewell. Died in Sherbrooke, N. S.
FERGUSON, JOHN A., M. D., Cariboo; L. I. Col. Hosp; N. Y.; Brooklyn, N. Y.
FERGUSON, WILLIAM, M.D., Pictou; McGill Univ., 1894; New York City, N. Y.
FORBES, ALBERT E., M.D., C.M., Durham; Dal. Univ., 1900; Upper Stewiacke,
FORBES, ARTHUR E. G., M.D., C.M., . Little Harbor; McGill Univ., 1906;
Lunenburg, N. S.
FRASER, ALEXANDER, M.D., C.M., West River; Dal. Univ., 1897; New York
FRASER, HUGH D., M.D., Bridgeville; Jefferson Med, Col.; Philadelphia, Pa.
FRASER, JAMES, M.D., New Glasgow; Edinburgh Univ.; deceased.
FRASER, JOHN B., M.D., New Glasgow; deceased.
FRASER, JOHN F., M.D., West River; Harvard Univ., 1892; New York City.
Brother of Dr. Alexander Fraser.
FRASER, J. W., M.D., Pictou; deceased.
Practiced in Prince Edward Island, brother of Rev. F. W. Fraser.
FRASER, WILLIAM F., M.D., Westville; L. I. Moo, Col., 1897; Lynn, Mass.
FRASER, WILLIAM, M.D., F.R.C.S., New Glasgow; deceased.
Was born at Island, East River, studied in Glasgow University, practiced
in New Glasgow twenty-seven years, where he died June 20, 1900. Son James
Fraser, Downie; was married to Mary M., daughter of late Basil Bell, New
GRANT, JOHN P., M.D., C.M., Linacy; McGill Univ., 1895; New York City.
GRANT, NORMAN McKAY, M.D., C.M., Stellarton; Queen's Univ., 1889; New
Brother of Rev. Hugh R. Grant and the Grant Bros. Druggists, New Glasgow.
GRANT, WILLIAM R., M.D., Springville; deceased.
Was born in 1811 and died in Philadelphia in 1852, in the forty-first year
of his age. Early destined for the church by his parents, he entered
Pictou Academy where he received his early education. While there, he
relinquished the study of Theology and in 1834 entered the office of Dr.
Alexander Mc. Donald, Antigonish, as a medical student. Two years
later he went to Philadelphia, which was to be his home and the scene of
his labors and distinctions. Graduating from Jefferson Medical College in
1839, he was immediately appointed demonstrator of Anatomy in his Alma
Mater. In 1843, he was appointed Professor of Anatomy in the Pennsylvania
Medical Collegea position which he held to the close of his life and
which he filled in an eminent degree. Dr. Grant was a distinguished
physician and surgeon, as well as an excellent instructor. His many
qualities of mind and heart endeared him to all, and few men were better
fitted by nature and education for his work.
In 1840, he was ordained a ruling elder in one of the leading
churches in Philadelphia, and in the same year, he married into the
well-known family of John McAllister of the same city. He left a wife and
three children. It was in discharge of a professional duty that his last
illness was contracted. He died like a faithful sentinel of humanity, at
his post with his arms on his hack.
GRANT, WILLIAM R., B.A., Springville; Dal. Col.; deceased.
Nephew and namesake of Prof. W. R. Grant. Died in 1881, in the first year
of his Medical course.
GREEN, FRED W., M.D., C.M., Pictou; McGill Univ., 1903; Glace Bay, C. B.
GORDON, DAVID, Pictou; Edinburgh Univ.; deceased.
HATTIE, WILLIAM H., M.D., C.M., Pictou; McGill Univ., 1891.
Provincial Health Officer for Province, Halifax, N. S.
HERDMAN, WILLIAM H., M.D., C.M., L.M., Stellarton; Dal. Univ, 1911; Bass
River, N, S.
JOHNSTONE, GEORGE M., M.D., Pictou; London Univ.; deceased.
KEAY, ARNOLD, M.D., C.M., New Glasgow; Royal Victoria Hasp.; Montreal,
KEAY, THOMAS, M.D., C.M., New Glasgow; McGill Univ., 1907; New Glasgow, N.
KEITH, SILVANUS, M.D., C.M., Ste1larton; Queen's Col., 1886; New Glasgow,
KENNEDY, EVAN, M.D., Bridgeville; Baston Univ., 1876; New Glasgow, N. S.
KIRKWOOD, HENRY, M.D., Pictou; Jefferson Med. Col.
Died in 1859, son of late Dr. Kirkwood, Pictou. At his father's death took
LINDSAY, ANDREW W. H., B.A., M.D., C.M., Pictou; Dal. Univ., 1875, and
Univ. of Edinburgh, 1877; Halifax, N. S.
In 1866 he won the first professors' scholarship offered by Dalhousie
College. He is secretary and registrar Provincial Medical Board of Nova
Scotia. Dr. Murdoch A. Lindsay, Professor of Pathology Dal. Univ., and Dr.
W. S. Lindsay, Halifax, are his nephews. Their father, Murdoch Mackenzie
Lindsay, was a native of Pictou.
LIPPINCOTT, HENRY, M.D., New Glasgow; Jefferson Med. Col., 1863; died in
Dr. Lippincott was born in 1839, served as assistant surgeon in civil war,
saw distinguished service throughout the country, notably in the Indian
campaigns with General Custer. Directed the medical department of the
Philippine expedition during the Spanish-American war under General
Merritt, later with General Otis. Returned to America broken in health,
but in 1901 was appointed chief surgeon, Department of the East, at
Governor's Island, N. Y., the most important medical appointment in the
United States army after the post of surgeon-general. Was retired when 64.
Married Mary Agnes McClenthen, who survives him with two sons, Dr. Walter
M. Lippincott and Capt. Aubrey Lippincott, U. S, A. He was a brother of
Dr. J. Aubrey Lippincott. Dr. Henry Lippincott was a man of unusually
strong character, highest principles and his whole life aptly illustrated
by his family motto, secundis dubiiaque fortis,
LIPPINCOTT, J. AUBREY, B.A., M.D., New Glasgow; Dal. Col., 1867;
Dr. J, Aubrey Lippincott was born in 1847. After Dalhousie College, he
graduated from the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1873.
Settled in Pittsburgh in 1877, becoming an ear and eye specialist. Has
written extensively for medical journals, was one of the authors of The
American Text Book of Diseases of the Ear and Eye, and was renowned for
his researches on physiological optics and improvement in the operation
LOVE, ANDREW, M.D., C.M., New Glasgow; McGill Univ. 1891; Sydney Mines. C,
MAXWELL-FULTON, ANNIE, M.D., C.M., Mount Thorn; deceased.
Dr. Fulton-I1Iaxwell was the wife of Elder Samuel Fulton, Stewiacke. She
died in Lake City, Minn., in 1881, 34 years old. Dr. Archibald Maxwell was
MAXWELL, ARCHIBALD, M.D., Mt. Thorn. Died at Bear River, N. S., in May 23,
1882, of Apoplexy.
MILLER, CHARLES J., M.D., Merigomish; Harvard Univ., 1876; New Glasgow, N.
MILLER, CLARENCE, M.D., C.M., Stellarton; McGill Univ., 1905; Stellarton,
MITCHELL, FREDERICK W., M.D., C.M., Merigomish; Bait. Med. Col., 1898;
MITCHELL, WILLIAM, M.D . Merigomish; deceased.
Graduated Jefferson Medical College 1859, practiced Medicine in New
Glasgow from 1860 until his death in Dec. 1896.
MORTON, JOSEPH S., B.A., M.D., Fraser's Mountain; deceased.
He died in Shelburne, N. S., in the fifty-eighth year of his age. To his
church he was ever loyal, and, with great interest filled the office of
treasurer for 27 years. He was an ardent educationalist. His first work
for Shelburne was as Principal of the Academy for several years, in which
position he was very successful; and during the 30 years of medical
practice, he never lost his interest in education. He was the moving
spirit in securing the erection of the fine Academy Building which is a
splendid monument to Dr. Morton's memory. He was a brother of late Rev.
Dr. Morton, Trinidad. Died February 25, 1911 from illness contracted while
attending to his professional duties, a signal instance of self-sacrifice
for the good of others.
MUNRO, CHARLES H., M.D., West River.
Dr. Munro died in 1909, after practicing his profession at West River 40
MUNRO, HENRY W., M.D., River John; Balt. Col. Phys. & Surg,; Quincy, Mass.
MUNRO, HUGH R., M.D., West River.
Dr. Munro died in 1910, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, alter an
active practice of more than 20 years in Stellarton, N. S.
MUNRO, JAMES G., M.D., C.M., River John; Dal. Univ., 1899; Winnipeg, Man.
MUNRO, KENNEDY, M.D., West River; deceased.
Dr. Kennedy Munro died in 1898, after practicing medicine in Kansas, U. S.
A., and Millsville, N. S. He and two brothers Charles H., and Hugh R.,
were sons of William Munro, West River.
MURRAY, ALEXANDER, M.D., West Br. River John; Chicago Med. Col., 1892;
Deer Island, N. B.
MURRAY, ANGUS J., M.D.
Was born in Logansville, October 23, 1855 and was the eldest son of John
Murray. He received his education in Pictou Academy and the Provincial
Normal School and taught school several years in various parts of Nova
Scotia. He graduated from Halifax Medical College, 1884. He was in poor
health for years, suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis. He died at
Fredericton Junction, where he practiced for many years, April, 1913.
MURRAY, DANIEL, M.D., Plainfield; McGill Univ., 1886; Campbellton, N. B.
MURRAY, DANIEL, M.D., C.M., Meadowville; Dal. Univ., 1903; Tatamagouche,
MURRAY, DUNCAN A., M.D., C.M., Meadowville; McGill Univ., 1889; River
MURRAY, DUNCAN, M.D., C.M., Meadowville; Dal. Univ., 1896; Pictou, N. S.
MURRAY, GEORGE, M.D., Barney's River; Penn. Med. Col. 1850; deceased.
Dr. George Murray was born in 1825. His grandfather, Walter Murray, came
out from Sutherlandshire to Pictou in the ship, Hector, in 1773. He was
educated at Pictou Academy, graduated from Penn. Medical College 1850.
Practiced for four years in his native place, and in 1854 settled in New
Glasgow. While a general practitioner he was noted for his skill in
surgery, having performed successfully a large number of operations for
cataracts, etc. In 1854 he married Mary, daughter of Robert P. Patterson.
Died February 12, 1888. His son Howard Murray is Professor of Classics in
MURRAY, HARVEY V., M.D., Scotsburn; New York Univ.; Honolulu, Hawaii.
MURRAY, JAMES A., M.D., C.M., Pictou; Dal. Univ., 1905; Sydney, C. B.
MURRAY, JOSEPH HoWE, M.D., Barney's River; deceased.
He was educated at Dalhousie College and graduated at University of New
York. Died in Boston, 1893, aged 43 years.
MacDONALD, JOHN J., B.A., M.D., Pine Tree; Dal. Univ., 1910; New Glasgow,
MacDONALD, MICHAEL R., M.D., Lismore; Georget. Univ., 1895; Lourdes, N. S.
MacDONALD, WILLIAM FORBES, M.D., C.M., Westville; McGill Univ., 1900;
Vancouver, B. C.
MacDONALD, ROBERT J., B.A., M.D., Hopewell; Univ. N. Y., 1894; Wilkie,
MacDONALD, RONALD ST. JOHN, M.D., C.M., Bailey's Brook; McGill Univ.,
Lecturer on hygiene at McGill University, Montreal.
MacDONALD, PETER, M.D., C.M., L.C.P., Pictou; Hamilton, Ont.
Parents from Inverness, Scot., settled in Pictou Co., 1830, and moved to
Huron Co., Ont., 1846; born in Pictou 1835; educated in Trinity Univ.,
Toronto, graduating 1872; married Miss Margaret Ross in 1865; successfully
practiced his profession at Wigham, Onto Entered politics 1887; appointed
Postmaster London, Ont., 1909. His daughter, Annie C., is National Sec'y
for Y. W. C. A., Japan. A man of broad views and high personal character.
McDONALD, CLIFFORD, M.D., Pictou; Cerra Del Pasco, South America.
McDONALD, DANIEL R., M.D., C.M., Saltsprings; DaL Univ., 1905; Athabasca
McDONALD, HENRY K., M.D., C.M., Lyon's Brook; McGill Univ., 1896; Halifax,
McDOUGALL, JOHN G., M.D., C.M., Blue Mountain; McGill Univ., 1897;
Amherst, N. S.
McGILLIVRAY, ALEXANDER D., M.C., Springville; deceased.
Graduating in medicine he took up his residence in Sydney, C. B., where
for 40 years, he was one of its best known and most progressive citizens.
He was one of the first elders elected by the Falmouth Street
congregation. He died in 1907 in the 66th year of his age.
McGILLIVRAY, DONALD, M.D., McLennan's Brook; deceased.
Son of Rev. Dr. McGillivray, born 1842, educated Edinburgh Univ., Began
practice in New Glasgow in 1864. Died at Thorburn, May 1, 1890.
McGREGOR, ANDREW, M.D., McLennan's Brook; deceased.
Dr. McGregor died in 1889, aged 31 years. Son Dan McGregor, McLellan's
Brook, practiced medicine in Providence, R. I., for a few years.
McINTOSH, CYRUS R., B.Sc., M.D., Sunny Brae; Manitoba, Med. Col., 1908;
McINTOSH, DANIEL, M.D., Springville; Harvard Univ., 1871, L.R.C.P.,
Edinburgh, 1873; Pugwash, N. S.
McINTOSH, DANIEL, M.D., Hopewell; Harvard Univ.; Died in Seattle in 1888.
McINTOSH, JOHN, M.D., Springville; Jefferson Med. Col., Phila., 1866.
He died at Whycocomagh, C. B., November, 1882, in the 66th year of his
age, where he practiced for many years. For 10 years he was an elder in
the Presbyterian church. He carried much of the spirit of his Master into
his visits among the sick and the poor.
McINTOSH, JAMES W., M.D., C.M., Sunny Brae; Jefferson Med., Col., Phila.;
died in 1907.
Dr. McIntosh was a demonstrator in surgery at the college when he died. He
was in his thirty-seventh year.
MacKAY, J. MELVILLE, M. D., River John; McGill Univ., 1886; died in Spring
Hill, N. S.
Dr. MacKay was the son of Rev. H. B. MacKay, River John, and achieved
success as a medical practitioner. He died in 1897 at the early age of 36
McKAY-McKENZIE KATHERINE JOANNA, Plainfield; Dal. Univ., 1895; Coquitlam,
MacKAY, WILLIAM A., M.D., New Glasgow; Bellevue Hosp. Med. Col., 1905;
Thorburn, N. S.
McKAY, ALEXANDER, M.D., West River; deceased.
McKAY, ALEXANDER P., M.D., Barney's River; Jefferson Med. Col., Phila.,
1881; Catalina, Nfd.
McKAY, DANIEL A., M.D., C.M., Welsford; Dal. Univ., 1908; Hamiota, Man.
McKAY, DANIEL McG., M.D., Lome; Jefferson Med. Col., 1896; Vancouver. B.C.
McKAY, GEORGE P., Pictou; N. Y. Med. Univ., 1894; North Sydney, C. B.
McKAY-BUCHANAN, MARY B., B.A., M.D., Riverton; Ladies' Med. Col., Toronto;
Amkhut, Central India.
McKENZIE, GEORGE I., M.D., Durham.
Graduated from Jefferson Medical College 1866, practiced in Maitland, N.
S., from 1866-1871, removed to Pictou in 1871 where he remained until his
death in 1905. He was prominent in church and state, as well as skillful
in his profession. His son J. J. McKenzie takes his practice. A daughter
is teacher in Trinidad mission schools.
McKENZIE, J. W., M.D., River John; Med. Col., Ind., 1900; Indianapolis,
MacKINNON, ALBERT H., M.D., C.M., Pictou Landing; Dal., Univ., 1913; Upper
Musquodoboit, N. S.
McKINNON, JOHN, M.D., Bailey's Brook; deceased.
MacLEAN, DUNCAN, M.D., Springville; Harvard University, 1860.
He practiced medicine in Shubenacadie, N. S., for nearly forty years. He
was a devoted and self-sacrificing physician and well-known as a public
spirited citizen. He married Margaret. daughter of Richard McHeffey. Tbe
eldest son, Dr. Edwin D. Maclean is located at Truro, N. S. Brother of
Rev. James Maclean, D.D.
McLEAN, DAVID, M.D., Green Hill; deceased.
MacLEAN, EMMELINE, M.D., Green Hill; New York City.
McLEAN, JOHN, M.D., Scotsburn; Spokane, Wash.
McLEAN, JOHN J., M.D., Saltsprings; Halifax Med Col., 1860; Jersey City,
MacLELLAN, EDWARD K., M.D., C.M., Pictou; Dal. Univ., 1909; Halifax.
Proprietor, Halifax Hospital for Women. Son W. E. Maclellan, Post Office
MacLELLAN, ROBERT G., M.D., C.M., Pictou; Dal. Univ., 1909; Lunenburg, N.
Son Principal Maclellan, Pictou.
McLEOD, DAVID, M.D., Scotsburn.
Practiced medicine in Chicago and died there.
McLEOD, WILLIAM A., M.D., C.M., Lansdowne; Dal. Univ., 1907; Hopewell, N.
McMILLAN, FINLAY, M.D., C.M., Churchville; Oat Univ. 1872; Sheet Harbor,
McMILLAN, PETER H., M.D., Churchville; deceased.
Practiced at Ava, Ill.
NICHOL, ANGUS, M.D., Pictou; Hamburg, Onto
NORRIE, WILLIAM, M.D., Lime Rock.
Died at River John, aged 60. The deceased was well and favourably known.
Skill in his profession, his sympathy and benevolence endeared him to
OLDING-HEBB, CLARA MARY, M.D., C.M., Pine Tree; Dal. Univ., 1896; St.
john, N. B.
OLIVER, C. W., Westville.
Student McGill Univ.; died in 1904.
PARK, JOHN E., M.D., Thorburn; McGill Univ., 1910; New Glasgow, N. S.
PATTON, JOHN W. T., M.D., C.M., Barney's River; McGill Univ., 1900; Truro,
PATERSON, EDWARD MORTIMER, M.D., Barney's River; Harvard Univ., 1871;
Dr. Paterson was a professor of physiology in the Medical College at San
Francisco. His son, Dr. Frank H., is practicing in San Francisco.
PERRIN, ALBERT M., M.D., River John; Univ. N. Y., 1873; Yarmouth, N. S.
PRIMROSE, ALEXANDER, M.D., M.B., C.M., Pictou; Univ. Edinburgh, Scotland;
Son of late Howard Primrose, Pictou, and Oliva, daughter of late Hon.
Alexander Campbell, Tatamagouche, N. S., studied for his profession in
Edinburgh University and Middlesex Hospital, London. Appointed professor
of Anatomy, Toronto Medical College, 1895, resigned in 1907, now devotes
himself exclusively to surgery. Author, "The Anatomy of the Orang. Outang",
"The American Practice of Surgery".
PRIMROSE, ALEXANDER J., M.D., Pictou; Col. Phys. & Surg., N. Y., 1885; New
PROUDFOOT, JAMES A., M.D., C.M., Saltsprings; Dal. Univ., 1905; Inverness,
ROBERTSON, THOMAS, M.D., Churchville; Wash. Univ., St. Louis, 1887;
ROSS, ALBERT, M.D., Blue Mountain.
Graduated McGill Univ., 1914.
ROSS, HUGH, M.D., C.M., Telford; McGill Univ., 1894; Hazel Hill, N. S.
ROSS, JAMES D., M.D., Pictou; Harvard Univ., 1861; Edinburgh Univ., 1865.
Only son of late Principal Ross, was in active medical practice
forty-seven years. Died March 31, 1911, aged 71 years.
ROY, JOHN J., M.D., C.M., Westville; McGill Univ., 1897; Sydney, C. B.
RUDOLPH, ROBERT DAWSON, M.D., F.R.G.S., Pictou; Edinburgh and London
Son William N., and Catherine (Dawson) Rudolf, born in Pictou, 1865,
practiced 5 years in Bengal, India, associate professor of Medicine,
Toronto, Univ. Author numerous scientific articles.
SCOTT, WILLIAM J., M.D., New Glasgow; McGill Univ.; Montreal.
Dr. Scott for five years was a medical missionary to ChiDa. Son of Rev. B.
Scott D.O., Montreal.
SMITH, JOHN P., M.D., Merigomish; Harvard Univ., 1869; deceased.
Dr. Smith was born in 1838, practiced for twenty years at Lower Barney's
River and for seven years in New Glasgow. He then removed to Green's Pond,
Nfd., where he remained another seven years. He died at Tilt-Cove Nfd.,
Sept. 2, 1904, aged 66 years.
CHARLES A., M.D., Durham; Univ. Berlin and Chicago, 1914; Chicago, Ill.
Son late Rev. Jas. Thomson, Durham.
THOMPSON, GEORGE H., M.D.,
C.M., New Glasgow; McGill Univ., 1899; North Adams, Mass.
WILLIAMSON, DANIEL W.,
M.D., C.M .. West Br. River John; Dal. Univ., 1896; Yarmouth, N. S.
YOUNG, A. McGILLIVRAY,
M.D., Millsville; McGill Univ., 1906; Winnipeg. Man.
YOUNG, ROBERT M., M.D., C.M.,
Millsville; Queen's Univ., 1901; Millsville, N. S.
A few natives
of the county entered upon practice of Dentistry. A partial list is: Wm.
F. Burns, D.D.S., Sydney, C. B; Harry G. Dunbar, D.D.S., New Glasgow, N.
S.; John C. Grant, D.D.S., Glace Bay, C. B.; M. K. Langille, D.D.S ..
Truro, N. S.; David P. Meikle, Henry Matheson, deceased.
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