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Biographical entry Pearse, Robin (1886 - 1956)

MRCS 13 May 1909; FRCS 12 December 1912; LRCP 1909; FACS 1920; FRCS(C) 1930.

19 November 1956
Urological surgeon


Born in 1886 at Exeter and educated at King's School, Canterbury and at St Bartholomew's Hospital, he qualified in 1909. He was house surgeon at the Great North Central Hospital and house physician at Mount Vernon Hospital for consumption. After a period as assistant pathologist at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton he took the Fellowship in 1912 and emigrated in 1914 to Toronto. He served during the war of 1914-18 with the 4th Canadian General Hospital in France and later at Salonika, and then went back to Toronto, where he took a distinguished part in surgical affairs and became consulting urological surgeon to the General and Wellesley Hospitals, and Professor of Urology in the University.

He was a charter Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a founder and first President of the Canadian Urological Society. He served as President of the Toronto Academy of Medicine, the Toronto Aesculapian Club, and the North-Eastern section of the American Urological Association.

He practised at 711 Medical Arts Building and lived at 12 Hillhurst Boulevard where he died on 19 November 1956. He married Amy Christine Wilburn of Hove, Sussex, who survived him with two married daughters and four grandchildren.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Canad med Ass J 1957, 76, 70; Bull Acad Med Toronto 1957, p 80; information from Mrs Pearse].

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