A brilliant endocrinologist, a leader in medical education and an advocate for bilingual unity
Dr. John Symonds Lyon Browne, known as “JSL” among his colleagues and friends, was a giant in Canadian medicine. An astute clinical investigator, Browne made significant contributions to the field of endocrinology, focusing much of his research on the study of placental and ovarian hormones. Alongside a team of renowned endocrine researchers including Drs. J.B. Collip. David Thompson and Eleanor Venning, he worked to develop McGill University into the leading medical institution it is known as today.
Revered by both his students and colleagues, Dr. Browne was also considered a leader in medical education. Under his direction, McGill University established a diploma program for physicians interested in earning Master’s and doctoral degrees to become clinical scientists.