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Memorable Manitobans: Dougald McDougall (1893-1959)

Pharmacist, professor.

Born at Margaret on 13 October 1893, son of Duncan and Isabella McDougall, he was educated at Margaret School and Dunrea School, completing high school at the Winnipeg Collegiate after his family moved to the city in 1910. He apprenticed as a pharmacist, interrupting it with three years of military service during the First World War. In 1920, he completed a diploma course in pharmacy, obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (1924) and Master’s degree (1926). In 1922, he joined the staff of the School of Pharmacy as a student instructor. On the retirement of Professor H. E. Bletcher in 1939, he became Professor and Head of the Department. When Pharmacy was established as a School in 1951, he was named its first director. He was an honorary member of the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association, a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chemistry, and was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Montreal. He died while at work on 5 June 1959.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The history of pharmacy in Manitoba
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1954-55 Season


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Pharmacy director dies at work Friday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1959, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 February 2016

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