Worthington family

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Notable members of the Worthington family of Sherbrooke, Quebec were Edward Dagge Worthington (1820-1895) and his son Arthur Norreys Worthington (1863-1912). Edward Dagge Worthington was a leading surgeon in the Eastern Townships, Quebec and the first surgeon in Canada to perform a major operation using ether as anesthetic. He served as a staff assistant surgeon in the British Army; and in the Quebec regiment of Volunteer Light Infantry in 1837-1838 in the 53rd Battalion. He was a member of the Canadian Medical Association and a governor of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Quebec. Arthur Norreys Worthington graduated from McGill in Medicine in 1886. He practiced surgery in Sherbrooke and eventually became the mayor of Sherbrooke (1901-1902) and was elected to the House of Commons in 1906. He was an officer in the volunteer movement and served with the field hospital during the Northwest Rebellion, 1885. In 1900-1902 he served with the Royal Canadian Artillery in South Africa.

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