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Memorable Manitobans: Colin Campbell Ferguson (1921-1991)

Surgeon, educator.

Born at Winnipeg in 1921, son of Colin Campbell Ferguson and Edith Jean Platt (1880-1975), he was educated at Ravenscourt School and the University of Manitoba Medical School (1944). He served in the Canadian Navy as surgeon-lieutenant commander. He did graduate work in surgery at McGill University, then held appointments at the Children’s Medical Center, Boston, and as Fellow in Surgery at Harvard University. He was appointed head of Surgery at the University of Manitoba in 1953, serving until 1969. He remained professor of surgery until 1986. He was active on the boards of Saint John’s Ravenscourt and Balmoral Hall schools. He published extensively in pediatric surgery and vascular surgery, and was the author of One Hundred Years of Surgery, 1883-1983: Professors of Surgery, University of Manitoba (1983). He received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977. He died at Winnipeg on 26 March 1991.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1991, page 41.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 March 2020

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