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Memorable Manitobans: James Chilton Haworth (1923-2014)


Born at Newcastle, England on 29 May 1923, he grew up in Berkswell and attended Shrewsbury School. During the Second World War he studied medicine at Birmingham University. From 1947 to 1949, he served as ship’s doctor in the Royal Navy then trained in pediatric medicine at London and Cincinnati. He practiced at Liverpool and Sheffield before coming to Winnipeg in 1957 to join the medical staff of the Winnipeg Clinic. He did research at the Children’s Hospital and University of Manitoba on the effects on children of maternal smoking and maternal diabetes. He was Head of Pediatrics (1979-1985) and Chair of the Canadian Pediatric Society Nutrition Committee (1970). Following retirement in 1992, he served as Executive Director of the Medical Services Research Foundation for ten years. He died at Winnipeg on 16 July 2014.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 July 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 August 2014

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