Ian Maclaren Thompson
Ian Maclaren Thompson, anatomist (b at Harbour Grace, Nfld 13 Sept 1896; d at Winnipeg 26 Dec 1981). His education at Edinburgh was interrupted by service in WWI, during which he was wounded and mentioned in dispatches. He taught anatomy at McGill 1920-27, U of Calif (Berkeley) 1927-36 and U Man, where he was head of the department 1937-65. He is remembered for his emphasis on the study of the living body and the importance of anatomical clinics and for his neuroanatomical research. A fellow of the Royal Soc of Canada (1947) and the Royal Soc of Edinburgh (1952), he was founding president of the Canadian Assn of Anatomists.