Francis J Shepherd

Francis John Shepherd (1851-1929)

Francis John Shepherd (1851 – 1929) British/Canadian general surgeon and anatomist.

British by birth and training he emigrated to Canada in 1875 to become Professor of anatomy at McGill University

Pioneered the teaching of dermatology in Canada serving as President of the Canadian branch of the British Dermatological Society (1928)

Eponymously associated with Shepherd fracture – posterior talar process fracture with injury to the lateral tubercle caused by inversion or extreme equinus in 1882


Biography

  • Born 25 November 1851
  • 1869-1873 Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.
  • 1874-1875 St Thomas’s Hospital passed the MRCS; Vienna studying dermatology under von Hebra (1816–1880).
  • 1875-1883 Demonstrator of anatomy at McGill University with his friend and contemporary, Sir William Osler.
  • 1883-1913 Lecturer then Professor in Anatomy, McGill University
  • 1901 – President of the Canadian Medical Association
  • 1902 – Chief surgeon at Montreal General Hospital; Professor of Surgery McGill University
  • 1905 – Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh
  • 1906-1910 President of the Montreal Art Association
  • 1908-1914 Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • Emeritus Dean of Medicine at McGill University
  • Died 18 January 1929,

Medical Eponyms

  • Shepherd fracture (1882) posterior talar process fracture with injury to the lateral tubercle caused by inversion or extreme equinus
  • **Cedell fracture – posterior talar process fracture with injury to the medial tubercle caused by forced dorsiflexion and pronation

Major Publications


References


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