Canadian Medical Association

Kingston, Ont.; University of Edinburgh (Scotland), 1952; Royal Army Medical Corps; public health and preventive medicine; professor emeritus, Queen’s University. Died March 5, 2022, aged 93. Survived by his wife Letitia, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “After Bob moved to Canada he initially worked at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1968 he joined the Faculty of Medicine at Queen’s University, where he served as professor, Department of Family Medicine, and professor and head, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology. He had a distinguished career as an epidemiologist, publishing in diverse fields that included accidental injuries, the delivery of health services, environmental issues, and sudden infant death syndrome. Bob was a Fellow of the American Public Health Association, the Royal College of Physicians, UK, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the American College of Epidemiology. He retired from Queen’s as professor emeritus in 1996. His retirement from academic medicine did not end his medical career, however. After Queen’s, Bob began to practise as a physician psychotherapist at a clinic in Toronto, which also gave him an excuse to visit his grandsons frequently. Bob found this new practice fascinating, and he was deeply committed to his patients. He retired finally and fully at age 79.”

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