Canadian Medical Association

Toronto; University of Toronto, 1955; obstetrics and gynecology. Died Nov. 28, 2019, aged 89. Survived by his wife Allison, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “Jimmy had teaching appointments in Boston, Iran, England, and Edmonton before he settled in Toronto. Specializing in perinatology, he helped set up one of the first high-risk pregnancy units in Canada at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto; he estimated he delivered 7,000 babies during his distinguished career. With a passion for history and cultures, Jimmy’s restless spirit led him to leading medical positions in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Newfoundland, and he settled in Yarmouth, NS, for 10 years before returning to Toronto. In retirement, Jimmy continued his love of life-long learning by enrolling at the University of Toronto to pursue an MA in history and write a biography of a heroic WW II Canadian navy surgeon.”

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