b.17 August 1874 d.23 November 1949
BA Queen’s(1895) MD CM McGill(1900) MRCS LRCP (1903) MRCP(1919) FRCPS(C)(1930) FRCP(1933)
Egerton Pope, son of George Henry and Clarissa Jane Pope, was born at Belleville, Ontario, in 1874. He began in 1907 a long association with the Winnipeg General Hospital and the University of Manitoba, to which he became associate professor of medicine. During World War I he served with the R.C.A.M.C., and was discharged with the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1919. From 1923 to 1944 he was professor of medicine in the University of Alberta and director of medical services in its associated hospital, where he was both an excellent teacher and an administrative reformer. During this period he was a member of council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada from 1929 to 1937, and its vice-president of the division of medicine from 1933 to 1935. On his retirement from the chair of medicine he was appointed director of Cancer Diagnostic Clinics for the province of Alberta. Pope had a considerable knowledge of literature and music, and was a portrait painter of merit. The city of Edmonton owes him much for his contribution to its development of the fine arts.
In 1916 he married Margaret Elizabeth McBride, who survived him for only two weeks.
Richard R Trail
[Canad. med. Ass. J., 1950, 62, 210.]
(Volume V, page 336)
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