Yves Wilfred Clermont

Yves Wilfrid Clermont, anatomist (born 14 August 1926 in Montréal, QC; died 10 October 2014 in Montréal). An outstanding teacher of histology, Clermont was best known as a specialist in male reproduction.

Yves Wilfrid Clermont, anatomist (born 14 August 1926 in Montréal, QC; died 10 October 2014 in Montréal). Clermont received a classical French education, but obtained his PhD at McGill Medical School. Less than three years after he joined its anatomy department, he became a teaching fellow in histology. He rose to full professorship and was chairman 1975-85. An outstanding teacher of histology, he was best known as a specialist in male reproduction. Over the years he clarified the confusing structure of the human testis. Using both the light and electron microscopes with skill, he described the full sequence of events that give rise to mature sperm cells.

In later years, he devoted much of his activity to the analysis of an important cell organelle, the Golgi apparatus, not only in male reproductive cells but in many other systems. The resulting articles on Golgi morphology are probably the best on the subject. In 1986 he received the J.C.B. Brant Award from the Canadian Association of Anatomists.