Septimus Thompson

Dr. Septimus Thompson
Faculty of Medicine

Tenure 1907 - 1946

Dr. Septimus Thompson was born in Strathroy in 1876. He obtained his M.D. from Western in 1900. After interning at Victoria Hospital, Dr. Thompson practiced medicine with his brother in Strathroy for two years. Taking three years of postgraduate work at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, Dr. Thompson returned to London to teach ophthalmology and otolaryngology in 1907. In 1913 he accepted an Associate Professorship from the Department of Surgery and was promoted to full professorship in 1920.

He retired from teaching in 1946 and was later honoured with an LL.D. degree from Western University in 1949. Dr. Thompson died in 1956.