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Dr. Cyrus to be honoured

Dr. Cyrus to be honoured

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Local surgeon Dr. A Cecil Cyrus is among a group of distinguised Caribbean sons to be honoured by the University of the West Indies next week.

Dr. Cyrus has long been revered by Vincentians for his contribution to the field of medicine and will be formally conferred with the title Doctor of Science (DSc) degree. {{more}}

The Layou-born medical doctor was educated at the St. Vincent Boys Grammar School and at medical school in Ireland.

He retired after founding the Botanic Hospital which he later closed. He is now the curator of a Museum he established in the same complex where he formally operated his clinic. He has also published a remarkable atlas, illustrating a wealth of clinical and pathological information.

Dr. Cyrus will be joined by Harold Hoyte, pulbisher and Editor in Chief of the Nation newspsper of Barbados; Former West Indian cricketer Wesley Hall; Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS; Guadeloupean author Dr Maryse Boucolon Condé; and lawyer/educator Professor Keith Patchett who will all be awarded honorary doctorates at the two Cave Hill Campus graduation ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2005.

Five persons are to be similarly honoured at the Mona Campus ceremonies, while four distinguished individuals will be conferred honorary degrees at the St Augustine Campus ceremonies.

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