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Memorable Manitobans: Ian Maclaren Thompson (1896-1981)

Physician, educator.

Born in Newfoundland in 1896, he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) from 1914 to 1920. He emigrated to Canada after the First World War and taught Anatomy at McGill University in Montreal. After a stint at the University of California-Berkeley, he moved to the University of Manitoba where he remained for the rest of his career. He published several textbooks on the subject of human anatomy, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1947) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1952), and served as President of the Canadian Association of Anatomists (1957-1958), Manitoba Medico-Legal Society, and Manitoba Museum (1960-1961). He was awarded by an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba (1972). He died on 26 December 1961 and is buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Brookside Cemetery: A Celebration of Life, Volume 1, published by E. R. Publishing & Communications Ltd., Winnipeg, 2003, ISBN 0-973346-0-5 (paper).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2018

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