Photographs of Dr Roy Frew Young, (1879-1948), surgeon

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Photographs of Roy Frew Young, his family and chauffeur, c. 1914-1942

Administrative / Biographical History

Roy Frew Young was born in 1879 and educated at Glasgow Academy, Sedbergh, Christ's College, Cambridge and Glasgow University. After graduating in arts and medicine at Cambridge, he held resident posts with Sir George Beatson at the Western Infirmary of Glasgow and with Dr J B Mackenzie Anderson at the Royal Infirmary. He then studied in London and Paris and on his return to Glasgow in 1909 he was appointed to the Junior Surgical Staff of the Western Infirmary. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps at the outbreak of the First World War and served in France throughout the war, being awarded the Military Cross and twice being mentioned in dispatches. He returned to Glasgow in 1919 and was shortly appointed Assistant Surgeon to the Western Infirmary. For many years he was Surgeon to the Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley until he was appointed Visiting Surgeon to the Western Infirmary in 1924, a post he held until 1944. For many years he was Consulting Surgeon to the Henry Brock Hospital in Alexandria. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LLD) by the University of Glasgow in 1947. He served on the Council of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for 11 years and was President from 1940 to 1942. He died in 1948.

For an obituary of Roy Frew Young, see the Glasgow Medical Journal, 1948 (Volume 29).


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