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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Doupe (1910-1966)


Born at Winnipeg on 10 March 1910, son of Jacob Lonsdale Doupe and Mary Somerville Young (1878-1974), grandson of David Young, he graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1934, then studied in England and, in 1936, became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. Two years later he was appointed a fellow at the Banting Institute in Toronto. He served in the Royal Medical Corps during the Second World War, then became Director of the Medical Research Department of the University of Manitoba in 1946 and Head of Physiology in 1948. He was internationally noted for his research on nerve conduction. He was a member of the Scientific Club of Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 27 August 1966 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery. Family papers are at the Archives of Manitoba.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2020

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