Moran Campbell

Physician, Academic

1925 – 2004


Who was Moran Campbell?

Edward James Moran Campbell, OC FRSC was a Canadian physician and academic. He was the founding Chair of the Department of Medicine at McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences from 1968 to 1975. He was also the inventor of the Venturi mask.

Born in England, the son of a Yorkshire general practitioner, he received his Doctor of Medicine from Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London in 1949.

In 1965 he delivered the Goulstonian lectures at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

In 1968, he moved to Canada to become the founding chair of medicine at McMaster University's new medical school. There he helped to establish the schools teaching method. While living in Hamilton, ON he was an active meber of the commnity and fought for the protection of the bike paths in the city.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1983 and made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2001.

His memoirs about his struggle with manic-depression, Not Always on the Level was published in 1988.

He died in 2004 after a long battle with colon cancer.

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Aug 31, 1925
Also known as
  • Dr. Moran Campbell
  • Canada
Apr 12, 2004

on July 23, 2013


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