Biographical Sketch of Michael Sullivan, M.D.

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Michael Sullivan, professor of surgery and histology in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Kingston, is a native of Killarney, county of Kerry, Ireland, and a son of Daniel and Joanna (O’Connor) Sullivan, his birth being dated February 13, 1838. When he was four years old the family immigrated to Canada, settling in Kingston. Here he received an English and classical education, at the Regiopolis College, and his medical training in the medical department of Queen’s University, being graduate from the latter institution in 1858. He has been in general practice for twenty-one years, having a good run of business, both in medicine and surgery.
At an early day in his practice, Dr. Sullivan was appointed professor of anatomy in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and for the last fifteen or sixteen years has occupied the chair of surgery and histology. He has also been surgeon to the Hotel Dieu for many years, and its success is owing largely to his efforts. He is a trustee of the Kingston Hospital, medical examiner on anatomy to the medical council of Ontario, and is a member of the medical College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province.

Dr. Sullivan was an alderman for eight or ten years, and mayor in 1874 and 1875, looking well to the interests of the city, and giving all the time he could spare from his professional duties, to the promotion of those interests. He had the honor of welcoming Lord Dufferin on his visit to Kingston, being chief magistrate that year.
In politics the Doctor is a Conservative; in religion a Roman Catholic. His wife was Mary Brown, of Kingston, their union taking place June 7, 1867. They have had seven children, and buried three of them.

MLA Source Citation:

The Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self Made Men, Ontario, Volume 1. Toronto: Toronto American Biographical Pub. Co. 1880. Web. 26 December 2014. - Last updated on Aug 7th, 2012


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