R.G. Ferguson

Overview


Robert George Ferguson, O.B.E., B.A., M.D., LL.D., 1883-1964, was a leader in North America's fight against tuberculosis. Impoverished, thinly populated Saskatchewan was an improbable setting for such success. After his appointment as acting medical superintendent of the first provincial sanatorium, Ferguson became secretary of the Saskatchewan Anti-tuberculosis Commission and was thereby able to plan his lifetime campaign against the disease.


Ferguson harnessed the cooperative spirit so necessary for survival in a new province with poor roads and harsh winters. Under his gentle guidance, individuals, service clubs, municipalities and the provincial government worked together to lead Canada in a costly, but effective grass-roots fight against the number one health problem, tuberculosis.

About the Author

Stuart Houston

Posted by Kendra on August 25, 2020

Stuart Houston

Stuart Houston received his early education in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, his M.D. from the University of Manitoba, his fellowship in diagnostic radiology from the Royal College, and a D.Litt from the University of Saskatchewan.