Morley, Thomas Patterson

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Thomas Patterson Morley was born in Manchester, England in 1920. He graduated in medicine (B.M., B. Ch.) from University of Oxford in 1943. He served in the Medical Branch of the Royal Air Force from 1944 to 1947. Following the war, he practiced medicine in England where he was a neurosurgical resident to Sir Geoffrey Jefferson, Manchester Royal Infirmary. associate professor at the University of Toronto in 1953. From 1953 to 1960 he was on the staff of Sunnybrook Hospital (neurosurgery). In 1962 was was promoted to assistant professor and the following year was named senior surgeon and chief of the Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto General Hospital. He was promoted to full professor in 1973. Dr. Morley was secretary of the Canadian Association of Neurosurgeons of the Canadian Neurological Society form 1959-1964, member and councilor of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society in 1965-1966 and president in 1971-1972. Dr. Morley retired from practice and the University of Toronto in 1985.

During his career, Dr. Morley was the author (or co-author) of numerous scientific articles relating to neurosurgery published in scientific journals such as the British Medical Journal, Canadian Medical Association Journal, the Canadian Journal of Surgery. Following his retirement he continued to publish articles on neurosurgery, as well as on medical history. From 1987-2000 he was editor for the series Canadian Medical Lives produced by the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine. In 2004 he published his biography of Dr. Kenneth G. McKenzie relating to the founding of neurosurgery in Canada.


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