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Memorable Manitobans: John Douglas Adamson (1932-2000)


Born on 1 March 1932, he made major contributions to psychiatry in Manitoba and Canada over the four decades of his career, as a clinician, researcher and professor. He was awarded many research grants, published numerous papers and supervised many students that went on to become psychiatrists themselves. He dedicated his career to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba, where he became full professor in 1986. He was instrumental in developing community support for those with mental illness and took a lead role in the development of the Manitoba Mental Health Research Foundation in the early 1970s. He died at Winnipeg on 4 January 2000.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 January 2000, page 33.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 12 September 2014

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