Dr. John Wishart

Dr. John Wishart
Faculty of Medicine

Tenure 1875 - 1911

Dr. John Wishart was born near Guelph. He began his career as an educator at a rural school. He accepted an apprenticeship under Dr. Abraham Groves in Fergus, Ontario and then decided to change his career and entered Trinity College Medical School where he received his M.D. in 1871.

After completing postgraduate work in England and Scotland, Dr. Wishart accepted a two year position as a surgeon on ships traveling between London, South Africa, India and Australia. He returned to London, Ontario in 1875 and practiced medicine in partnership with Dr. Friend Richard Eccles. Demonstrating anatomy at Western's Medical School, Dr. Wishart was quickly elected Chair of Clinical Surgery in 1883 and maintained the position until 1911.

He was also one of the founders of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Wishart died in 1926.