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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Lawrence Scott (1901-1974)

Physician.

Born at Morden on 4 December 1901, son of Stewart Scott and Annabelle “Annie” McIntyre, he attended school at Morden then the Manitoba Medical College, graduating from the latter in 1926. He interned at the Children’s Hospital and the Winnipeg General Hospital then he joined the medical staff at the Ninette Sanatorium. After a year at the institution, and a year practicing medicine at Hartney, he went overseas to study at Edinburgh. Following his return, he opened the Central Tuberculosis Clinic in October 1930. He was also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Manitoba and a member of the Manitoba Sanitorium Board. He was President of the Canadian Medical Association (1949-1950). On 15 September 1934, he married Sigrun Esther Olafson (?-1974) at Winnipeg. They had two sons. He died at the Health Sciences Centre on 11 July 1974. He is commemorated by a monument at the former Ninette Sanatorium.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ninette Sanatorium (Ninette, RM of Strathcona)

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 July 1974, page 42.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 January 2015

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