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MEN OF CANADA_   I I 5

GEORGE STERLING

RYERSON, M.D., C.AL, Toronto, Out., was born in that city in January, 1855. He is the grandson of Colonel Joseph Ryerson, I'.E.L., son of the Rev. Geo. Ryerson and Isabella D. Sterling, daughter of Hon. Ansel Sterling, Judge of the Supreme Court of Connecticut, and nephew of Rev. I)r. Egerton Ryerson, late Chief Superintendent of Education. He was educated at Galt granunar school, and afterwards at the Toronto \ ledical College, and graduated in 1875 from Trinity University. Proceeding to Europe, lie studied at Edinburgh, and took double qualifications of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons. He then went to London and studied under Sir William Bowman and other eminent surgeons at the Moorfields Eve Hospital, and under Sir Morell Mackenzie, throat hospital in Golden Square.

After this he went to the continent and studied under Drs. De\Wecker and Galezowski in Paris, Otto Becker in Heidelburg, and Von Arlt, Von Jaeger and others in Vienna. On his return to Canada in i88o he was appointed to the Eye and Ear Department of the General Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children, and Professor of Eye and Ear diseases in Trinity Medical College. Dr. Ryerson was married in 1882 to Mary, daughter of the late James Crowther. Dr. Ryerson served through-out the North-West Rebellion as surgeon to the Royal Grenadiers ; took part in the actions at Fish Creek and

Batoche, and was recommended by Sir Frederick Middleton for promotion to Surgeon-Maj or, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel for distinguished services. He is Master of Ionic Lodge A.F. & A.M., and was chairman of the Masonic reception to the Duke of Con-naught. Dr. Ryerson has written many articles on professional subjects in journals of the United States and Canada. His most important work is in relation to the colour blindness of railway employees, and defective sight in public schools ; in this connection he has examined nearly six thousand children.

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