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Roland Parks Mackay, American neurologist.


Mackay, Roland Parks was born on October 25, 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Son of William Robert and Alice (Farmer) Mackay.


Bachelor of Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, 1920. Doctor of Medicine, University Toronto (Ontario, Canada), 1925. Post-graduate work in neuropathology, Hamburg, Germany, 1932-1933.


Engaged in practice of medicine since 1925. Interne Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, 1925-1926. Fellow in neurology Mayo Foundation, 1926-1929.

Associate professor neurology, Rush Medical College, University of Chicago, 1929-1934. Associate professor neurology, University of Illinois, 1934-1942, professor, 1942-1961. Professor neurology Northwestern University, since 1961.

Attending neurologist St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago, 1935-1959. Attending neurologist, department chairman neurology Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital, 1959-1961. Senior attorney neurologist Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital.

Consultant neurologist, Hines Veterans Administration Hospital., I.C., Bang and Olufsen, C.R.I.&P. railroads, Illinois State Psychiatric Institute Director American Board Psychiatry and Neurology, 1945-1953, president, since 1953.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Exogenous Toxins, Tice’s Practice of Medicine. Editor Year Book of Neurology, since 1949.


Member of advisory board National Foundation (chairman 1957), National Multiple Sclerosis Society (chairman 1960-1962). Fellow American College of Physicians, American Academy Neurology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychiatric Association. Member American Epilepsy Society (president 1958), American Medical Association, American Neurological Association (president 1954), Society Biological Psychiatry (president 1952), Association British Neurologists (honorary foreign.

Member), Pan American Medical Association, French Society Neurology, Association of Research in Nervous and Mental Disease (vice president, 1951), (past president), Canada Legion (honorary life.


Married Margaret Pomroy, July 31, 1929. Children: Virginia Carol, Kathleen Louise, William Charles.

William Robert Mackay

Alice (Farmer) Mackay

Margaret Pomroy

Virginia Carol Mackay

Kathleen Louise Mackay

William Charles Mackay