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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew McDiarmid (1854-?)

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Andrew McDiarmid
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Physician, educator.

Born near St. Thomas, Ontario on 14 July 1854, he finished his earlier education at the Toronto Normal School, from which he graduated in 1871, and then taught school for some years, the first two of which were at York, Haldimand County. In 1876, he entered Trinity Medical College, Toronto, receiving the first and second year scholarships, the gold medal, and a fellowship. He practiced medicine at Florence, Ontario until 1882 when he moved to Winnipeg.

He was one of the founders of Manitoba Medical College, and for several years held the professorship of general chemistry and was later Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1892, he took the course of the Chicago Post Graduate Medical School and Hospital. He served as President of the Manitoba branch of the British Medical Association, and Gynecologist to St. Boniface Hospital.

In 1880, he married Emma L. R. Brett. They had a son and a daughter. He was a member of the AF & AM (Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 3, Prince Rupert’s Chapter No. 52, Royal Arch Masons), IOOF, AOUW, SOS, COF, AOF, and RTT. He was an elder in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.


The Canadian Album, Men of Canada, Volume 3 (1894).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 October 2019

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