Isaac Wood


Isaac Wood, BA, MA, MD, MRCS (Eng)
1853 - 1910
Faculty of Medicine 1894 - 1910
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1896 - 1910

ISAAC WOOD, born in Augusta, Grenville County in 1853 obtained his education at Albert College in Belleville and later attended Ottawa Normal School. Following graduation he taught at Prescott High School and Kingston Model School.

Following a short teaching career he came to Queen's and graduated with a BA in 1884. He worked at the Commercial School of Business in Kingston but soon returned to Queen's where he earned an MA in 1891 and his MD degree in 1892 at the age of 39. He went to England for post graduate training and earned the MRCS (Eng) degree.

Returning to Kingston, Dr Wood established his practice in 1893 and in 1894 was appointed lecturer in medical chemistry. In 1896 he was appointed assistant professor in obstetrics and gynaecology, lecturer in paediatrics and continued as a lecturer in chemistry and applied chemistry.

Paediatrics, traditionally practised with obstetrics and gynaecology, was recognized as a separate subject in 1904. Dr Wood was appointed professor of paediatrics while continuing with his other academic responsibilities.

Dr Wood died quite suddenly on September 1, 1910 at the age of 63. Following his death Dr Condell described Dr Wood as a chemist of unusual ability, a general practitioner with few equals, an obstetrician in constant demand and a surgeon who had earned the confidence of the profession in Kingston and southeastern Ontario.

Dr Wood and his wife had one daughter, Olivia.