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Herbert Stanley Birkett, M.D.


Physician, Montreal. Born Hamilton, Ont., July 17th, 1864, son of William Birkett (deceased), and Caroline Amelia Ball. Educated: Forest House School, Chester, England ; McGill University, Montreal; (M.D., C.M., LL.D., McGill.). Professor, Otolaryngology, McGill University from 1894. Dean, Faculty of Medicine, 1914 to 1921. Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Victoria Hospital. Past President, the American Laryngological Assoc.; American Otological Society and American Rhinological-Otological and Laryngological Society. Hon. President, Clinical Congress of Laryngology, London, England, 1919; Vice-Pres., Section of Otology and Laryngology, British Medical Assoc., 1897 and 1906. Past President, Montreal Medico-Chirurgical Society; Hon. Member of the Italian Laryngological Society; Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine; Semon Lecturer, University of London, Eng., 1922. Surgeon-Major, Victoria Rifles of Can. 1887. Commanding Officer No. 3 Bearer Coy and No. 4 Field Hospital, 1900. Principal Medical Officer, Military District No. 4, 1906. Organizer and O.C. No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill). Consulting Otolaryngologist, Boulogne Area, France. Asst. Director-General, Canadian Medical Corps, Overseas Military Forces of Canada. Mentioned in Despatches by Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig and awarded Companionship most Honorable Order of the Bath, 1917. Married Margaret MacNaughton, July 12th, 1899; has one daughter. Clubs: Mount Royal; University; Hunt; Royal Montreal Golf. Societies: Fellow, American Laryngological Assoc.; American Otological Society; American Rhinological, Otological & Laryngological Society; Bronchoscopic Society Royal Society of Medicine; British Medical Assoc.; Montreal Medico-Chirurgical Society. Recreation: Golf. Conservative. Church of England. Residence: 252 Mountain Street, Montreal.


Source: Prominent People of the Province of Quebec, 1923-24, Montreal, Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, undated and unpaginated.




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