“He was a man of purpose and had an extraordinary work ethic.”
Charles Miller Fisher attended the University of Toronto Medical School and graduated in 1938. During the Second World War, Dr. Fisher was in a German prison camp for three and a half years. He became the doctor for the other prisoners and took the opportunity to learn German. This would later allow him, upon his return home to Canada, to access important original German literature regarding cerebrovascular disease.
Fisher successfully identified common rhythm disorders of the heart as another factor that could cause stroke. Fisher's method and style of organizing clinical observations, summarize his approach to medicine and are known simply as "Fisher's Rules". Many awards and much acclaim have accompanied Fisher's career. He was the recipient of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada's Prize in Medicine and the Soriano International Award.