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George Lyman Duff

educator , pathologist

George Lyman Duff, Canadian educator, pathologist. Recipient Flavelle Medal, Royal Society, Canada, 1956.


Duff, George Lyman was born on January 26, 1904 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Anne (Ostler) Duff.


Bachelor of Arts, University Toronto, 1926, Master of Arts, 1927, Doctor of Medicine 1929, fellow pathology, 1929-1931, Doctor of Philosophy., 1932. National Research Council fellow medicine Johns Hopkins, 1931-1932.


Assistant pathology Johns Hopkins, 1931-1933, instructor pathology, 1933-1935. Assistant pathologist Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1933-1935. Lecturer pathology U. Toronto, 1935-1937, assistant professor pathology, 1937-1939.

Assistant pathologist Toronto General Hospital, 1935-1939. Associate editor American Journal Medical Science since 1938. Professor pathology, director path institute McGill University since 1939, honorary, curator Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Medical Museum, 1941-1948, dean faculty medicine since 1949.

Consultant pathologist Montreal General Hospital, Childrens Memorial Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, Reddy Memorial Hospital, Jewish Hospital of Hope, Montreal. Associate examiner pathology and bacteriology Medical Council Canada, 1942-1945. Member associate committee medical research National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, 1943-1948, executive committee, 1944-1948.

Examiner pathology Royal College Physicians and Surgical Canada since 1944. Honorary consultant pathology Royal Victoria Hospital. Lecturer medicine Royal College Physicians Canada, 1947.

Editorial board American Heart Journal since 1950, Laboratory Investigation since 1953. Certified specialist in pathology Royal College Physicians and Surgical Canada.


  • Contributor articles medical journals.


Fellow Royal Society of Canada, Royal College Physicians Canada. Member National Cancer Institute, Canada (director, vice president 1953-1954, president 1954-1955), Pathological Society Great British and Ireland, Am Association Pathologisst and Bacteriologists (member of council 1950-1953, vice president 1953-1954, president 1954-1955), Canadian Cancer Society (nat. director), International Association Medical Museum (member of council 1942-1947.


Married Isobel Farrell Griffiths, October 23, 1935. Children: Sheila Louise, Graham Lyman, Ian Griffiths, Catharine Isobel.

Charles Duff

Elizabeth Anne (Ostler) Duff

Isobel Farrell Griffiths

Sheila Louise Duff

Graham Lyman Duff

Ian Griffiths Duff

Catharine Isobel Duff