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educator , pathologist

Edward Horton Bensley, Canadian pathologist, educator. Diplomate: licentiate Medical Council Canada. Decorated Order British Empire.


Bensley, Edward Horton was born on December 10, 1906 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Son of Benjamin Arthur and Ruth (Horton) Bensley.


Bachelor (Fulton scholar 1924, Balmer scholar 1924, Blake scholar 1925), University Toronto, 1927. Bachelor (Wilson scholar, 1926, Bronze medal British Association for the Advancement of Science 1927), University Toronto, 1927. Doctor of Medicine (Gold medal 1930), University Toronto, 1930.

Honorary Doctor of Science, Acadia University, 1964.


Junior intern, Montreal General Hospital, 1930-1931;resident pathology, Montreal General Hospital, 1931-1932;member of staff, Montreal General Hospital, since 1932;director department metabolism and toxicology, Montreal General Hospital, 1947-1961;chemical pathologist-in-chief, Montreal General Hospital, 1947-1961;secretary medical board, Montreal General Hospital, 1951-1960;consultant physician, Montreal General Hospital, since 1962;honorary consultant, Royal Victoria Hospital, 1962-1967;member of faculty, McGill University, 1932-1934, 41—;assistant director, University Medical Clinic, 1952-1957;vice dean faculty medicine, University Medical Clinic, 1961-1967;professor experimental medicine, University Medical Clinic, 1965-1977;honorary lecturer biochemistry, University Medical Clinic, 1956-1969;lecturer in history of medicine, University Medical Clinic, since 1968;professor medicine emeritus, University Medical Clinic, since 1977;honorary Osler librarian, University Medical Clinic, since 1979. Consultant metabolism and toxicology Reddy Memorial Hospital, 1950-1961. Chairman nutrition panel Defense Research Board, 1949-1952.

Member Canadian Council Nutrition, 1948-1958. Consultant nutrition Canadian Forces Medical Council, 1957-1960. President Nutrition Society Canada, 1961-1962.


  • Diplomate: licentiate Medical Council Canada.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles in fields metabolic diseases, clinical chemistry, nutrition, toxicology, medical history.


Board curators, past chairman Osler Library. Served to major Medical Corps Royal Canadian Army, World World War World War II. Fellow American College of Physicians, Royal College Physicians Canada, Chemical Institute Canada.

Member Canadian Medical Association (past Chairman of Commission nutrition), Canadian Society Clinical Chemists (past president), Osler Society (past honorary president), Canadian Federation Biological Socs. (past honorary secretary) M C.


Married Catharine Speid, September 9, 1944.

Benjamin Arthur Bensley

Ruth (Horton) Bensley

Catharine Speid