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Adamson, John Douglas

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Title Surgeon Sub-Lieutenant (RCN(R))
Official Number U-01185; O-1215
 
Birth 01/03/1932 Death 04/01/2000
Place (nk) Place Winnipeg
Area (nk) Area MB
Country (nk) Country Canada
 
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Qualifications MD; FRCPC;
 
Biography
He was living in Fort Garry MB at the time of his recruitment. H ewas qualified as a medical doctor. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with an MD in 1956. specialized in the areas of neurology, internal medicine, and psychiatry. His training took him through the Toronto and Montreal General Hospitals, and through the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He devoted his career to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, and to the University of Manitoba. He was awarded full professor in 1986, and senior scholar upon his retirement in 1995. John was instrumental in developing community support for people with mental illness, and especially took a lead role in the development of the Manitoba Mental Health Research Foundation in the early 1970s.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Surgeon Cadet (UNTD) RCN(R) 1949. In 1949-1952 he served in HMCS Chippawa for UNTD. He was appointed as a Surgeon Sub-Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/05/1952). In 1952 he served in HMCS Donnacona. (He was released.)
 
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He made a major contribution to the development of psychiatry in Manitoba and in Canada for over four decades - as a teacher of undergraduate and graduate students, as a researcher, and as a clinician. He was awarded many research grants, published more than 30 scientific papers and supervised 20 Med students.
 
References
Bill Clearihue (Nominal List UNTD); http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-49112/name-John_Ada;
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2015-08-07

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