Lives of the fellows

Trevor Owen

b.26 February 1894 d.25 October 1964
LMCC( ) MB Toronto (1918) MRCP (1926) FRCP(C)(1931) FRCP(1939)

Trevor Owen, born in Calgary, Alberta, was one of three gifted sons of Trevor Randolf Owen and his wife, née Florence Paynter; one brother was Professor Eric Trevor Owen, the other the Most Rev. Derwyn Trevor Owen, Archbishop of Toronto and Anglican Primate of all Canada. From its junior schools he went to the Medical School of Toronto University, and after two years in general practice and five in post-graduate study at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, and at the London Hospital, Whitechapel, he joined the medical staff of Toronto General Hospital in 1927.

Owen was no super-specialist, but a general physician. This is shown in his many articles that ranged from subjects on poly-cythaemia, migraine and cardiac failure, to thyroid disease and psychotherapy. He was therefore a fitting senior consultant to the Runnymede and Psychiatric Hospitals and to the nurses of the General Hospital, Toronto, a good clinical teacher, and an ideal examiner to the Medical Council of Canada. In private practice his deep understanding of human nature brought him the affection of patients in every social class. His main hobby was piano playing. He did not marry.

Richard R Trail

[Canad. med. Ass. J., 1965, 92, 436.]

(Volume V, page 314)

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