MB ChB Manch 1898, MD 1902.
'Sandy' McNabb was born in Bolton and studied medicine at Owens College Manchester. He was assistant medical officer to Monsall Fever Hospital, Manchester, before joining the resident staff of the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He was to serve the Eye Hospital for many years, first as senior house surgeon, then as honorary assistant surgeon and later as honorary surgeon. McNabb retired from the Eye Hospital in 1940 and was appointed to the consulting staff, with the honour of the freedom of hospital beds for his patients. McNabb was also honorary ophthalmic surgeon to Altrincham General Hospital, Henshaw's Blind Asylum, the Northern Hospital for Women and Children and Manchester Victoria Memorial Jewish Hospital. McNabb was clinical lecturer in ophthalmics to the University of Manchester. He was a member of Manchester Pathological and Clinical Societies, and of the British Ophthalmic Society. McNabb was a founder member, and in 1927 president, of the North of England Opthalmological Society. McNabb died on 28 July 1949, aged 74 years. He had practised in Manchester for over forty years.