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Ronald MacKinnon Thompson

Ronald MacKinnon Thompson, American former family physician, artist, writer. Diplomate American Board Family Practice. Over thirty awards for painting in juried regional and national shows.


  • Thompson, Ronald MacKinnon was born on October 19, 1916 in New York City. Son of George Harold and Pearl Anita (Hatfield) Thompson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1947. Master of Science, University Chicago, 1948. Doctor of Medicine, University Chicago, 1949.


    • Intern University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1950-1951. Resident in psychiatry University Texas, Galveston, 1951-1952. Private practice, family and internal medicine South Dixie Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1952-1985.

      Retired, 1985

      Instructor Anatomy, University Chicago, 1946-1947, Pharmacology, 1948-1949.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Family Practice.


    • Contributor more than 300 poems and short stories to literature magazines, also articles to medical journals. 7 one-man shows (over 30 awards for painting in regional and national shows). Represented in permanent collections at 6 museum.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Former member board directors Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach. With Florida National Guard, 1936-1940. Cadet United States Army Air Force, Force, 1943-1944.

    Fellow American Academy Family Physicians. Member American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Florida Academy of Family Physicians, Palm Beach County Medical Society, National Watercolor Society, Arizona Watercolor Society.



    Chess, writing, square and round dancing.


    • Married Ethel Joyce Chastant, June 30, 1950. Children: Phyllis Anita, Walter MacKinnon, Charles Chastant, Richard Douglas.
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    Born October 19, 1916
    Died May 7, 2005
    (aged 88)
    • 1947
      University Chicago
    • 1948
      University Chicago
    • 1949
      University Chicago
    • 1950 - 1951
      Intern, University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1951 - 1952
      resident, in psychiatry University Texas
      Galveston, Texas, United States
    • 1952 - 1985
      private practice, al medicine South Dixie Medical Center
      West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
    • 1952 - 1985
      family and intern, al medicine South Dixie Medical Center
      West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
    • 1985