Hugh M. Kinghorn. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 9, 2005
Born: August 9, 1869 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Died: Nov. 7, 1957
Married: 1st: Helen Carmichael Kinghorn (married 8 September, 1913); 2nd: Emma Pearl Smith Kinghorn, known as "Pearlie"
Children: Nora Kinghorn Grenfell, b. 1919 d. 2001, daughter of Helen; John Hugh Kinghorn, b. 1929, son of E. Pearl
Parents: George Mathieson Kinghorn and Elizabeth Sophia Scobell
Education: McGill University Arts 1890, Medicine 1894
Hugh McLennan Kinghorn, M.D. was known as a staunch supporter of absolute bedrest. He lived and had offices at 14 Church Street.
In 1894-96, he was intern and then medical superintendent at the Montreal General Hospital. He developed pulmonary tuberculosis and was treated at Saranac Lake by Dr. E. L. Trudeau from July 1896 to June 1897. He then worked at the Trudeau Sanatorium until the next November, when he began his own practice in Saranac Lake. Dr. Kinghorn was one of the Canadians instrumental in founding the Laurentian Sanatorium in St. Agathe, Quebec, now a Sister City of Saranac Lake.
Dr. Kinghorn's tombstone in the Pine Ridge Cemetery
Published: numerous professional articles, Cure of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Hugh M. Kinghorn, MD, Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1924
American Clinical and Climatological Association, 1907 until his death, VP 1919
Stevenson Society Saranac Lake, NY. Pres 1920 (maintains a literary memorial and shrine at the cottage occupied by Robert Louis Stevenson during the winter of 1887-88. Dr. Kinghorn was a member of the original Stevenson Memorial Committee, now the Stevenson Society.)