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Memorable Manitobans: Leighton Neil Young (1933-1991)

Physician.

Born at Winnipeg on 28 October 1933, eldest son of Percival and Eleanor Young, he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1957. He did postgraduate research and training in pharmacology and paediatrics at the Universities of Manitoba and Pennsylvania then, starting in 1964, he served as a pediatrician on the staffs of Children’s Hospital, Grace Hospital, Misericordia Hospital, and Victoria Hospital. At the latter he was the first head of the neonatal service, from 1964 to 1979. He served on the board for the Medical Arts Building, was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Manitoba, and was Pediatrician for the Children’s Aid Society for 27 years. He died at Winnipeg on 7 June 1991 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1991, page 35.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 August 2022

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