Alton Goldbloom, pediatrician, educator, author (b at Montréal 23 Sept 1890; d there 3 Feb 1968). A 1916 McGill medical graduate, Goldbloom pioneered modern pediatrics in Québec and eastern Canada. Following internships, including 2 years in New York, he began to practise in Montréal (1920). He played a leading role in developing the Montréal Children's Hospital and the Dept of Pediatrics at McGill. His book, The Care of the Child (1928), was translated into French and Dutch. In 1959 Small Patients: The Autobiography of a Children's Doctor was published. Goldbloom's wit and encyclopedic knowledge made him a popular lecturer.