Harold Wolferstan THOMAS

From: Canadian Men & Women of the Time 1912
Ed. Henry James Morgan, Toronto, William Briggs, Richmond St. W., 1912


Thomas, Harold Wolferstan, physician.
Son of the late F. Wolferstan Thomas, general manager Molson's Bank, Montreal, and Harriet Amelia (Goodhue) Thomas. Born Montreal ; educated high school and McGill University (M.D., C.M., 1897) ; a fellow of path., McGill University, 1902 ; carried on special research work at Gottingen, Munich, and other centres in Germany ; for 1 year on staff Montreal General Hospital ; joined the School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, England, 1904; was one of the medical men selected to proceed to the Amazon, on the expedition organized by the merchants of Liverpool, to report on tropical diseases. He succeeded, for the first time, in inoculating a chimpanzee with yellow fever from the bite of a mosquito, which had previously bitten a human being infected with the disease ; returned and prepared his report, 1909.

Religion: Anglican 
Residences: School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, England;  649 Dorchester St., Montreal.


See also:
His brother John Matthews Wolferstan Thomas

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