Burnett, William Brenton

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Burnett, William Brenton

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William Brenton Burnett was born on June 13, 1870 in Sussex Corners, New Brunswick. In 1891 he received a B.A. from Acadia University. He went on to teach in Alberta and British Columbia before attending McGill University where he graduated with an M.D. From 1900 to 1914 he operated a private practice in general medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia. Leaving his private practice, Dr. Burnett focused on gynaecology and obstetrics until 1938. During this time he was also awarded the Fellow of American College of Surgeons degree.

He participated in several medical associations including the Vancouver Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association. Additionally, Dr. Burnett was extremely interested in mining communities as indicated by his membership and executive roles in groups such as the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Co., B.C. and Yukon Chamber of Mines, and the Mining Association of B.C.

He died quietly on May 20, 1964.


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