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Dr. James Gavin Manson

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MANSON, Dr. James Gavin Of Cambridge, MA and Deering, N.H., died on Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at the age of 78. He was born on June 6, 1931 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, son of Dr. and Mrs. James Milne Manson. He attended the Uppingham School, Cambridge University, and later Guys Hospital in London. In August of 1958, he married Mary Lyon, and the following year they settled in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Manson continued his medical studies at Children's Hospital in Boston and Mass. General Hospital. He was an orthopedic surgeon for many years at Mt. Auburn Hospital, where he was President of the Medical Staff in 1976 and Chief of Orthopedics from 1972 to 1984. He was also on the medical staff at M.I.T. for 33 years. He leaves his wife of 51 years, his son, Jay of Wellesley, MA, his two daughters, Anne and Liddy of Washington, D.C., and seven grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers: the Rev. Malcolm Hood Manson of Mill Valley, California, and William Alastair Manson of London, England. A Memorial Service will be held on February 6, 2010 at Christ Church in Cambridge, MA.

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