MacPherson, Lloyd

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MacPherson, Lloyd

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Lloyd Macpherson was Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University from 1971-1976. He was born in 1913 in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, and educated at Acadia University, where he earned a BSc in 1934. From 1935-1939 he worked as a research fellow at the Banting Institute at the University of Toronto while earning his PhD in biochemistry. In 1940 Dr. Macpherson joined the Canadian Army. He served overseas, retiring with the rank of Major and commanding the No. 1 Canadian Chemical War Defence Laboratory as a forensic scientist specializing in guns analysis. He was subsequently made a member of the Order of the British Empire. He moved to Halifax in 1952 and joined the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie as an assistant professor of biochemistry. He was appointed Assistant Dean of Medicine from 1965-1966 and Dean of Medicine from 1971-1976. He received honorary degrees from Acadia in 1973 and Dalhousie in 1981 and died in April 1988.


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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Medicine (1868-)

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Lloyd MacPherson was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1971-1976.

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