Victor John Harding
Victor John Harding, professor of pathological chemistry (b in Eng 23 Oct 1885; d at Toronto 3 July 1934). Graduating in chemistry from Owen's College, Manchester (DSc, 1912), Harding began an association with McGill in 1910. He became associate professor of physiological chemistry in 1917. In 1920 he left McGill to become professor of pathological chemistry at the University of Toronto. His research was initially on analytical methods in organic chemistry, including amino acids and the chemistry of the ninhydrin reaction. He became recognized primarily for his investigations on carbohydrate metabolism in pregnancy and on toxemias associated with pregnancy. He trained many graduate students, some of whom became prominent biochemists in Canada and the US.