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MEN OF CANADA.   97

WALTER B. GEIKIE, M.D.,

C.M., D.C.L., F.R.C.S., Edinburgh, L.R.C.P., London, Eng., Dean of Trinity Medical College, Toronto, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in May, 1830. He came to Canada in 1843. After a thorough preliminary education he entered the medical school of the late Hon. Dr. Rolph, and passing the usual examinations, was licensed to practice in July, 1851. In 1852 he went to Philadelphia and took the degree of Doctor of Medicine at Jefferson College, and, returning to Canada, began professional duties—first at Bondhead, County of Simcoe, and

afterwards at Aurora. In

1856 he accepted a professorship iii the medical department of Victoria College, Toronto, and from that time has been constantly engaged in the arduous duties of a medical teacher. He has filled at different periods the chairs of Materia Medica, Midwifery, Surgery, Anatomy, Clinical Surgery, Practice of Medicine and Clinical Medicine. In 1867 Dr. Geikie visited his native land and passed the examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and also of the Royal College of Physicians of London. In 1571, haying resigned his position in Victoria, he and others induced the corporation of Trinity University to re-organize the " medical department," which, in 1877, became incorporated under an independent charter, and is now Trinity Medical College. In 1871 he was appointed to the Professorships

of Medicine and Clinical Medicine, and, on the death of Dr. Hodder, to that of Dean. Dr. Geikie for many years rendered valuable service on the acting staff of the Toronto General Hospital, and has been for a long time one of the senior Consulting Physicians of that institution. In 1889 Trinity University conferred on him the degree of D.C.L., in recognition of his eminence as a medical teacher and his great services to medical education. Dr. Geikie has two brothers—the Rev. A. C. Geikie, LL.D., an honored Presbyterian minis-ter in Bathurst, N.S.W., and Dr. Cunningham Geikie, the biblical scholar.

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