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Vol 39  No 17
July 19, 2007



In Brief

In the Field

Letter to the Editor

New Faculty

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Iain Anthony Fyvie Bruce

Dr. Iain Bruce, retired from the Faculty of Arts, passed peacefully away on July 10, 2007, at the Health Sciences Centre, age 70 years. Leaving to mourn Pam, his loving wife of 47 years; daughter Helen (Brian Reddick); son Peter (Patricia Donnelly); grandchildren: Stuart, Laura and Harry; sister Sheila (James Lukabyo); sister-in-law Kathy Ferguson; brother-in-law David (Cecilia) Pilling, other relatives in England, Scotland and Australia and friends. As an expression of sympathy, donations in his memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.

Dr. Ian Edwin Rusted

Dean emeritus Dr. Ian Edwin Rusted died July 14 in his 86th year. Until his severe stroke in January 2007, he enjoyed a healthy life with his beloved wife of 58 years, Ellen Marie (Hansen). He is also survived by his two sons, Christopher of Topsail and Brian (Christine Sowiak) of Nanton Alberta, and three grandsons, Jonathan, Peter and Timothy.

Born in Upper Island Cove, Newfoundland, on July 12, 1921, he attended high school in Carbonear and St. John’s.

After two years at Memorial University College (’38 to ’40) he attended Trinity College, University of Toronto, receiving a BA in 1943. He completed his medical degree and rotating internship at Dalhousie University in 1948, followed by a M.Sc. from McGill University in 1949.

The award of a Fellowship in Medicine from the Mayo Foundation led to additional postgraduate experience at the Mayo Clinic, with several research publications emphasizing chest and cardiovascular diseases. He declined invitations for positions at the Mayo Clinic and McGill University, choosing to return to what had now become the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

As medical consultant to the Department of Health and director of medical education at the General Hospital, Dr. Rusted’s top priority was visiting cottage hospitals and other provincial institutions, working closely with rural doctors. During this period he collected information regarding the possibility of a new medical school in Atlantic Canada. This led to his appointment by Memorial University in 1967 as the first dean of medicine, a position he held until 1974.

From 1974-79 he was vice-president (health sciences) and from 1979-88 served as vice-president (health sciences and professional schools). Recognition of his many activities included four honorary degrees and being made an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Master of the American College of Physicians. Donations in his memory may be made to the Dr. Ian Rusted Founder’s Chair in Medical Education.


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