Canadian Medical Association

London, England; University of Aberdeen (Scotland), 1957; British army; neurology; former consultant in neurology, Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto; professor emeritus, neurology, St. George’s (University of London). Died April 8, 2020, aged 86. An In Memoriam article in the journal Stroke stated: “No history of vascular neurology would be complete without the name of John W. Norris. We have lost him to coronavirus disease (COVID 19), but his contributions continue to have an impact.” His accomplishments included establishing Canada’s first acute stroke unit at Sunnybrook and founding the Canadian Stroke Consortium, a move that brought “all 45 Canadian stroke centres under 1 umbrella to carry out controlled clinical trials.” Former colleague Natan Bornstein wrote: “I can definitely say that I owe John my entire international career. I am sure that his many fellows (25) from 4 continents share the same views and feelings for our ‘academic father,’ a mentor, a gentleman, a colleague, and friend whom we will all miss and remember.”

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