Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

“Nothing of real consequence happens without leadership.”

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2000 Inductee

Dr. G. Malcolm Brown

Born: 
July 16, 1916, Campbellford, Ontario
Died: 
May 19, 1977
Education: 
Queen's University; Oxford University
After teaching on the Faculty of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Dr. Brown served from 1956 to 1958 as President of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons in Toronto, and from 1962 to 1964 as President of the national governing body of Canadian medical specialists in Ottawa, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. From 1965 to 1977 he brought his considerable administrative talents to bear as first full-time president of the Medical Research Council of Canada, an institution he had served as a committee member since 1953. His competent organization, energetic promotion, and fair-handed judgment were crucial in allowing the MRC to support medical research across the country in an effective and progressive manner during a period of rapid growth.