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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 2
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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