Thomas John Murray

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Doctor Thomas John "Jock" Murray (born May 30, 1938) is a Canadian doctor and author.[1]

Born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, he was educated at St. Francis Xavier University and the Dalhousie University School of Medicine. He practised for two years and then trained in internal medicine and neurology. Murray then joined the faculty of medicine at Dalhousie in 1970. He was the founding director of the Dalhousie Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit. He helped found the Consortium of North American Multiple Sclerosis Centres and served as its president. Murray also served as chair of the Canadian Medical Forum, as president of the Canadian Neurological Society and of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges, and as vice-president of the American Academy of Neurology. He was chair of the board of governors and chair of the board of regents for the American College of Physicians.[2] He served as dean of Medicine at Dalhousie from 1985 to 1992.[3]

Murray is the author of Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease (2005).[3] With his wife Janet, he wrote Sir Charles Tupper: Fighting Doctor to Father of Confederation (1999).[2]

He was the founder of the Dalhousie Society for the History of Medicine and served as its first president. He also served as president of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine.[2]

He was named an officer of the Order of Canada in 1991[2] and is also a member of the Order of Nova Scotia.[3] In 2014, Murray was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.[1]


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