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Memorable Manitobans: Corelli Collard Field (1869-1922)


Born at Cobourg, Ontario on 27 August 1869, son of Corelli Field and Mary Ann Hossack, he was educated at the Cobourg Collegiate Institute then graduated with honours from Trinity Medical College in Toronto in 1894. He served on the staff of the Toronto Children’s Hospital in 1895 then practiced for a year in Wales, then two years as a surgeon on P. & O. liners. He took postgraduate training at Edinburgh University and at Johns Hopkins University. He also practiced privately at Port Hope, Ontario.

He came to Winnipeg in 1902 and engaged in private practice for several years until he joined the staff of the Winnipeg General Hospital, eventually rising to become Head of its Children’s Department. He was also head of the department of children’s diseases at the University of Manitoba Medical College and was described as one of the most famous children’s specialists in Canada.

In 1914, he married Gladys Moulton Grant of Corteau du Lac, Quebec. They had no children. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, Masons, and several medical associations.

He died of pneumonia at his Winnipeg home on 29 January 1922.


“Succumbs to severe attack of pneumonia,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 January 1922, page 1.

“Dr. Field, prominent city physician, dead,” Newspaper clipping dated 30 January 1922. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 January 2022

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