Dr. Frederick W. Strange

Dr. Frederick W. Strange
Dr. Frederick W. Strange
In Aurora, on Dr. Geikie’s departure, the house was sold to another physician whose advertisement appeared in the Aurora Banner of September 2, 1869:

Dr. Strange, coroner for the county of York, member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, late surgeon to the London Surgical Home, has settled in Aurora, where he may be consulted in all branches of his profession at his residence on Yonge Street lately occupied by Dr. Geikie whom he succeeds in practice.

Dr, Frederick W. Strange was then only 25, and it was in Aurora that he comfortably established himself as a physician and surgeon.
However, within seven years ambition was to draw him to Toronto, where he accumulated a reputation as “one of the most distinguished physicians of the city – an able pathologist and a clever and successful surgeon” (Toronto, Old and New, The Mail Printing Co., 1891). He also sat for North York in the federal Parliament between 1872 and 1882, and during the second Riel rebellion received the Northwest Medal and Clasp for his services to his country as a skilled humane surgeon on the brigade staff.

A member of the faculty of Toronto Medical College and Deputy Surgeon-General of the Royal Regiment of Canada Infantry, Dr. Strange died in 1897. The funeral was “one of the most impressive held in Toronto for many years” (Obituary, files of the Academy of Medicine Toronto).