Chown, H. Bruce (Henry Bruce)

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Chown, H. Bruce (Henry Bruce)

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Dr. Henry Bruce Chown was a prominent Winnipeg physician who is best known for his work on the prevention of sensitization of Rh-negative women. He was born and raised in Winnipeg. He received his B.A. from McGill University in 1914. After four years of military service he enrolled in medicine at the University of Manitoba, receiving his M.D. in 1922. Upon graduating from the Manitoba Medical School, Dr. Chown embarked on a three-year, post-graduate training course in pediatrics and pediatric pathology. On completion, he joined the Children's Hospital as a pathologist and assumed a number of teaching and administrative posts which included Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Manitoba. He became known for his work in the areas of prevention of kernicterus by replacement, transfusion, and the prevention of stillbirth by early delivery. The Winnipeg Rh-Institute was established in 1944 with Dr.Chown as Director. His first wife Gladys Webb died in 1948. He married Allison Grant a year later.


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