Morton, Harry, 1905-2001

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Harry Stafford Morton was born in Port Greville, Nova Scotia on 18 August 1905, the son of Charles Stewart (1876-1955) and Maie Howard (Stafford) Morton (1879-1931). He studied at St. Andrew's College in Toronto, Ontario, 1918-1921, Dalhousie University where he received his BA (1925) and M.Sc. (1927). He received his medical training at the University of London, graduating with an MB, BS in 1930. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, England, in 1935 and was added to the Medical Register of the College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1937. In 1938 he joined the Canadian Navy, serving as a surgeon commander with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. He retired as a surgeon captain in 1945. Thereafter, he taught at McGill University Medical School and served as Chairman of the Surgical Fellow Training Program, 1946-1964; and as Examiner for the Medical Council of Canada and McGill University, 1946-1964. He was Chairman of the Cancer Committee of the Quebec Medical Society and was founder of the Quebec Tumor Registry. He was made a patron of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1999. He served as a director of the Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada, 1962-1988, and the Board of Regents of Mount Allison University, 1964-1983. He authored 37 scientific publications and in 2000 published Canadian Medical Officers in the Royal Navy, World War II. He died on 8 December 2001 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was buried in the Morton family plot in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

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Morton, Rachel, 1909-2009 (1909-2009)

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