John Charles Boileau Grant

John Charles Boileau Grant, anatomist (b at Loanhead, Scot 6 Feb 1886; d at Toronto 14 Aug 1973). After service as a medical officer in the imperial forces in WWI, Grant became professor and head of the dept of anatomy, U of Man (1919-30), of U of T (1930-56), professor emeritus, U of T (1956-73), and visiting professor of anatomy, U of Calif, Los Angeles (1961-69). Author of A Method of Anatomy, An Atlas of Anatomy and A Dissector of Anatomy, Grant was also a contributor to Gray's Anatomy 18th and 20th editions; Morris's Anatomy, Myology, 10th and 11th editions; Cuningham's Anatomy, Respiratory System, 9th and 10th editions; and Anthropometry of the Saulteaux, Cree, and Chipewyan Indians. Grant was a stimulating teacher of human anatomy and his influence through his textbooks was worldwide. During the Great Depression he provided encouragement and monetary assistance to dozens of unemployed.