James D. Balfour
Faculty of Medicine
Tenure 1892 - 1910
Dr. James D. Balfour was born in Perth County in 1857. He taught public school before completing his M.D. at Western University in 1887. He completed postgraduate work in Scotland and was quickly appointed Superintendent of London General Hospital in 1888. In 1892 he accepted a position at Western where he taught diseases of children. Dr. Balfour continued practicing medicine and opened his own practice in 1902.
Dr. Balfour died of pneumonia in 1914.