Name:
Evered Gibson Brown 
Location served:
Chatham  
Years in Practice:
1942 to 1985
Area of Specialization:
Public Health  

Biography:

Dr. Evered Gibson Brown was born in Kenton, Manitoba on the 19th of January, 1918. His parents were Herbert and Anna Brown and his father was a merchant.  The family moved to Saskatchewan, when Dr. Brown was 3 years old.  He had a younger brother named Vernon.

Most of his schooling was done in Saskatchewan, including two years of pre-medical courses. He returned to Manitoba and studied medicine at the University of Manitoba.  All male students, over the age of 18 years of age and deemed to be fit, were required to take 6 hours of military training every week, as well as keeping up with their scholastic studies.  Dr. Brown was over the age of 21 and he was required to do 2 weeks of military training in a camp.  Upon completing his M.D. degree in 1942, Dr. Brown joined the Royal Canadian Air Force.  He served his country during World War II from 1942 to 1946.

After he was discharged Dr. Brown joined a general medical practice in Chesley, Ontario. He stayed until 1964 at which time, he studied Public Health at the University of Toronto. In 1965 Dr. Brown was appointed as the Medical Officer of Health and he was made the head of the newly formed Kent County Health Unit in 1968.

Dr. Brown was a member of the local Masonic Lodge and the United Church. In his leisure time, Dr. Brown liked to play golf.  Dr. Brown left the Chatham-Kent Health Unit in February of 1982.

Dr. Brown and his wife Dina had two children; Ellen and Dennis.

Dr. Brown died on the 12th of November, 1985.