Theodore Drake

Theodore George Gustavus Harwood Drake, physician, historian, collector (b at Webbwood, Ont 16 Sept 1891; d at Toronto 28 Oct 1959). Drake graduated from University of Toronto in 1914.

Drake, Theodore George Gustavus Harwood

Theodore George Gustavus Harwood Drake, physician, historian, collector (b at Webbwood, Ont 16 Sept 1891; d at Toronto 28 Oct 1959). Drake graduated from University of Toronto in 1914. He was a codeveloper of the infant food Pablum and Sunwheat Biscuits, and the royalties of these products were given to the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto). He was awarded the OBE after WWII for designing nutrition levels for RCAF meals and prisoner-of-war parcels.

Drake wrote extensively on the history of pediatrics and was the author of many scientific articles. His collection of some 5000 antiques of pediatric interest, from Ancient Greece and Egypt to 19th-century Europe, was donated to the Museum of the History of Medicine, Academy of Medicine, Toronto, in 1960.