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Memorable Manitobans: John Daniel McEachern (1883-1946)


Born at Newport, Prince Edward Island in 1883, he attended St. Dunstan’s College in Charlottetown. He came to Manitoba in 1904 and taught school for two years before entering medical college. After graduation in 1912, he took postgraduate training in New York and Paris then returned to Winnipeg where he practiced medicine, rising to the position of Chief of the surgical staff of the Misericordia Hospital and chief surgeon of the Children’s Hospital. He was a surgical consultant for the municipal hospitals and assistant professor of surgery at the Manitoba Medical College. He served as President of the Winnipeg Medical Society. He died at Winnipeg on 17 February 1946 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


“Dr. McEachern prominent city surgeon dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 February 1946. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 October 2014

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