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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA June 2012
74 Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 42 Number 2 June 2012 Photo courtesy of my Keating fles A valued friend and a member of our Editorial Board for the past 21 years, Herbert J. Vear passed away on 2 February2012, Dr Vear was born in Toronto on 10 June 1924, educated in the Ontario School System and earned his Senior Matriculation in 1942 from the East York Collegiate Institute.1 He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in December 1942 and trained as a navigator. He saw action in the European Theatre of war with the RCAF Bomber Command during 1944-45. After the war he served in the RCAF’s reserve force during 1961-68 and retired with the rank of major.1 Upon discharge from military service in 1945 he enrolled at the University of Guelph to study veterinary medicine, however at a meeting with his mother’s chiropractor, C.C. Clemmer, DC, he was persuaded to consider chiropractic as a career. Clemmer was one of the founders of the then just forming Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and Herb enrolled in the inaugural class in September 1945.1 He earned his chiropractic degree in May 1949 and commenced a full time practice of 20 years in Toronto. In September 1957 he returned to CMCC as an instructor in pathology while continuing his private practice. To further his knowledge of pathology he was allowed to attend the post-mortem examinations of the Banting Institute, a division of the University of Toronto. In his three years at Banting he participated in some 250 dissections and with the specimens he was allowed to retain he established the CMCC’s pathological museum.1 In January 1969 he was promoted to the offce of Dean of CMCC in the administration of then President A.E. Homewood, and following Homewood’s departure in 1970 Herb assumed the role of chief administrative offcer of In Memoriam Herbert J. Vear, DC, FICC 10 June1924 -- 2 February 2012 CMCC. In 1974 he was elected Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC).1 In the early 1970s he joined with other Canadian leaders to form the College of Chiropractic Sciences-Canada (CCS-S). This group was established to promote scholarship in chiropractic and to better prepare a generation of DC academicians to meet the challenges of chiropractic science and research and to serve as faculty mentors to future doctors.1 Dr Kirkaldy-Willis, after having practised in Nairobi for some 25 years returned to Canada and became head of the new orthopaedic department at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Having had some experience with chiropractic in Africa he was pleased to fnd Gordon Potter, DC, MD, practising in Saskatoon. Potter was a CMCC graduate, had practised in Brisbane (I remember meeting him at some ACA conference in the 1960s) and was studying medicine in Brisbane.2 Kirkaldy-Willis and Potter persuaded chiropractors and medical practitioners to work together for the greater benefts to their patients.2 Potter recalled that around 1974 there was a chiropractic convention in Saskatoon. Dr Vear was there and expressed a wish to meet Professor Kirkaldy-Willis. They seemed to hit it off very well, and Potter was taken aback when Vear asked about the possibility of chiropractic graduates doing rotating residency in his department. Kirkaldy-Willis agreed and the program was born with Dr David Cassidy being the frst to enter the program.3 Among the College of Chiropractic Sciences-Canada frst accomplishments was the organisation of an extensive bibliography of scientific papers bearing on the art of
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