b.28 Jan 1918 d.30 Nov 2003
MB ChB Edin(1941) MRCP(1946) MD(1947) FRCP(1965)
James Alan Longmore Gilbert was professor of medicine at the University of Alberta, Canada. He was born in Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, Scotland. His father, James Gilbert, was a civil engineer. His mother, Elsie Hilda Kerr, was the daughter of a chemist. He was educated in Canada, at Duncan High School, in Duncan, British Columbia, but returned to Scotland to study medicine, qualifying from Edinburgh in 1941. From July 1942 to 1943 he was a clinical tutor at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. He went on to serve as a captain in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.
Following demobilisation, he went to Edmonton, Alberta, where he was to spend the rest of his professional life. He was a physician in the University Hospital, a consultant in medicine at the department of veterans' affairs, a lecturer and subsequently an associate professor. In 1963 he was made a professor of medicine at the University of Alberta.
He wrote several papers, particularly on diabetes and hypoglycaemia, and in 1962 was an assistant editor of the Alberta Medical Bulletin.
He married Elizabeth Mary Vaux in 1944 and they had three sons and one daughter. At the time of his election to the Fellowship of the College in 1965 he listed tennis, fly fishing and philosophy among his interests.
Sarah Jane Gillam
(Volume XI, page 218)
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