GEORGE P. BAWDEN, M.D.
Dr. George P. Bawden, a prominent surgeon of Moose Jaw, with
offices in the Walter Scott building, is a native son of Toronto, where
he was born in 1873. His parents, George and Sarah (Geach) Bawden,
were natives of Cornwall, England, and came to Toronto about the year
18,~8. A clothier by occupation, the father was for many years engaged
in the clothing business in Toronto but later went to Brandon, where
his wife died. Subsequently he retired from business life and taking up
his residence in Victoria, lived in that city the rest of his life. He was
a stanch Liberal in his political views, a Mason and a consistent member
of the Methodist church, to which his wife likewise belonged. Dr. Baw-
den is the third of five children, one of whom is deceased.
George P. Bawden obtained his early education in the schools of
Toronto and Brandon and took his medical training in Winnipeg, gradu-
ating and winning his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1906. For the first
two years after receiving his degree the young physician remained in
Winnipeg, where he gained his first experience as a general practitioner.
In 1908 he came out to Moose Jaw to establish a practice that has become
very successful in the past fifteen years. Dr. Bawden specializes in sur-
gery and to the end of perfecting himself in this important branch of his
profession has taken graduate work in Winnipeg at the General Hospital
and attended various clinics in the United States~in New York city,
Chicago and the celebrated Mayo clinic at St. Mary's Hospital of Roches-
ter, Minnesota. Thus he is able to employ in faraway Saskatchewan the
methods that have been effective in the surgical treatment of physical
ills in the best hospitals of the world and bring to his patients the ad-
vantages of the latest scientific discoveries along surgical lines. Dr.
Bawden has also been active in various professional organizations, in
which he is considered one of the valuable members. For two years he
was president of the Saskatchewan Provincial Medical Association, and
he is affiliated with the Moose Jaw Medical Society and the Canadian Med-
In 1912 Dr Bawden was married to Miss Mary Janet Irving, a nurse
in the Winnipeg General Hospital. Mrs. Bawden was born in Ontario,
but spent much of her girlhood in Manitoba, where she was educated.
They have three children: George, a boy of ten; Rosemary, aged seven;
and Hugh David, who was born in March, 1920.
Dr. and Mrs. Bawden are members of the Methodist church and the
Doctor is a Mason, his affiliations in that order being with the lodge and
the Royal Arch chapter. His clubs are the Prairie and Moose Jaw Golf
clubs. For recreation he enjoys a game of golf in the summer time,
while during the winter season he curls. Aside from his association with
his family and friends and a reasonable amount of time spent in whole-
some diversions, Dr. Bawden expends all of his energies on his practice,
whose important nature requires the best efforts of a surgeon of recog-
nized ability. He has made an enviable place for himself in medical
circles in the Canadian west and has been an influential force in main-
taining the highest standards in his profession in this province.
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