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Convocation date: November 5, 1966
Discipline / contribution: medical education ; medical administration
Citation / biographical information:
John Wendell Macleod graduated in Science and Medicine from McGill University and qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1938, establishing a private practice in Montreal and teaching at McGillDegree received: Doctor of Laws
University. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve as a Surgeon Commander, and was decorated as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Post-war he entered private practice in Winnipeg and taught at the University
of Manitoba. His interest in medical education, and wide experience in medicine, led to his selection as the successor to Dr. Lindsay as Dean of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, where he was responsible for the establishment of the new fourâ€”year School in a University Hospital setting.
Dr. Macleod served on the Medical Council of Canada, the Medical Research Council, and the Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was responsible for such innovations as medical sociology and biomedical engineering, and concerned about students and patients as individuals and for the role of medicine in modern society.
Dr. Macleod was selected as the first Executive Secretary of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges in 1962, a vital post, and assisted in the preparation of the unique study on Medical Education in Canada for the Royal Commission on Health Services
Wendell Macleod has made major contributions to medical education, and is known for his warmth, his devotion, his vision and his scholarship, which are recognized in the national forum.
Degree presented by: R.W. Begg, Dean of Medicine
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