Papers of Dr Allan Campbell, 1922-2011, medical graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Autobiography of university student life 1939-1945;
  • List of published works 1950-1991.

Administrative / Biographical History

Allan John Mackenzie Campbell was born 17 October 1922  in Dingwall , the former County of Ross and Cromarty in the Highlands of Scotland. His father, William, was an Inspector of Police in the Ross-shire constabulary, Isle of Lewis . Allan came to the University of Glasgow in 1940  to study medicine. In his first year he studied zoology, physics, chemistry, anatomy and botany. In his second year he studied anatomy and physiology. His third year was 1942-1943  , during which time he studied pathology, surgery and materia medica. For his fourth year he studied medicine, midwifery, clinical medicine and public health and jurisprudence. In his final year, 1944-1945  , he studied medicine, surgery and midwifery. He graduated MB ChB in 1945  . He went on to complete an MD from the University of Glasgow and graduated in January 1956  , his thesis title being The vascular complications of Diabetes Mellitus . In the 1970s  he became a Member and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians .

Dr Campbell began his career as a House Physician at the Western Infirmary , Glasgow after graduation, and then went on to become a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps . After this he completed post graduate service in the Western Infirmary before moving on to become a Senior Medical Registrar at the Royal Alexandra Infirmary , Paisley as well as being a member of the Scottish Social Experimental Medicine and Medical and Scientific Section of the British Diabetic Association . His final position was as a consultant physician at Coathill Hospital in Coatbridge and Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride, Scotland . Whilst at Hairmyres hospital , Dr Allan Campbell was appointed as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer to final year medical students at the hospital. He retired in 1987  when he went on to write an autobiography, as well as research his family history. Dr Campbell passed away in 2011  .


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Gift : Dr Allan Campbell : 2004 : ACCN 2566

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level and lower level descriptions compiled by Martin Salmon, Archives Assistant, 10 April 2006. Finding aid created by Martin Salmon, Archives Assistant, 10 April 2006. Amendments made by Vikki Laidlaw, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 12 April 2006. Catalogue edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 25 September 2012.