The story behind Avenue James-Douglas


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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This bust of Dr. James Douglas sits on a window ledge in the library of the Morrin Centre.

This street is named in honour of Dr. James Douglas (1800-1886). Born in Scotland, he studied surgery in Edinburgh and London. After practising in India and Honduras, in 1824 he settled in Utica, N.Y., where he taught medicine.