Papers of James Ferguson, 1849-1903, medical graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Photographs of medical personnel; James Walker Downie; John More Young; Hugh Galt; R MacDonald; James William Grange; and H McLean Wilson, 1878-1891.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Ferguson was born in 1849 in Perthshire, Scotland. His father, John, was a merchant. He started at the University of Glasgow in 1887 studying medicine and chemistry. He graduated with an MB CM in 1881. After graduating he worked as a resident surgeon and physician in Perth Royal Infirmary and published a number of research papers in medical journals, such as On a Modification of Sponge Grafting , which was published in the British Medical Journal in 1882, and Case of movable kidney with a peculiar history in the Glasgow Medical Journal in 1889. He spent the rest of his career working as a physician in the Perth Royal Infirmary. He died on 22 September 1903.


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Acquisition Information

Deposit : C D Waterston : 1996 : ACCN 1505

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Held by the family of James Ferguson prior to deposit.


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Additional Information

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 description compiled by Patrick Canning, 29 November 2001. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.

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