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Memorable Manitobans: Alex P. Guttman (1901-2001)

Physician and surgeon.

Born at Glasgow, Scotland on 23 January 1901, son of Bluma and Simon Guttman, he came to Canada with his family at the age of eight. In 1928, he graduated from the Manitoba Medical College then worked as a physician. He later returned to Scotland to take a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery, afterwards returning to Winnipeg and becoming one of the city’s leading surgeons. He was a founder of the Mount Carmel Clinic. In 1962, he served as President of the Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons. He died at Winnipeg on 4 July 2001.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 2001.

“We will not forget them,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2001, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 August 2014

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