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Memorable Manitobans: John Charles Boileau Grant (1886-1973)


Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 6 February 1886, he was trained at the University of Edinburgh and taught for two years at the University of Durham. At the outbreak of the 1914, he enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and received the Military Cross in 1917. When he was discharged in 1919, he was appointed Professor of Anatomy at the Manitoba Medical College, serving until 1930. He later moved to the University of Toronto where he was Professor of Anatomy. He wrote several books in anatomy, including A Method of Anatomy, Descriptive and Deductive (1937). In 1958, he was given an honorary degree by the University of Manitoba. On 6 July 1922, he married Anne Catriona Christie at Winnipeg. He died at Toronto, Ontario in 1973.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“DSc for three MDs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 October 1958, page 3.

Manitoba Medicine: A Brief History by Ian Carr and Robert E. Beamish, University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

John Charles Boileau Grant,” American Association of Anatomists.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 September 2014

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