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artist , writer , family physician

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.


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


  • Diplomate American Board Family Practice.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: chess, tennis, writing, square and round dancing.


Married Ethel Joyce Chastant, June 30, 1950. Children: Phyllis Anita, Walter MacKinnon, Charles Chastant, Richard Douglas.

George Harold Thompson

Pearl Anita (Hatfield) Thompson

Ethel Joyce Chastant

Phyllis Anita Thompson

Walter MacKinnon Thompson

Charles Chastant Thompson

Richard Douglas Thompson