Photographs and papers of Professor William Watson Buchanan

Scope and Content

Photograph of Trinity Temple at Carinish, North Uist; photograph of Belvedere ex-residents dinner, 1971; pictures of hospitals in Glasgow and the Hunter House at Old Calderwood 1960-1980; music score by G. Sheriff, 1983.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Watson Buchanan, who was born in Glasgow in 1930, studied medicine at Glasgow University, gaining his MB ChB in 1954 and MD (with Commendation) in 1962. In 1968 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow. He was a Medical Research Fellow and Hall Research Fellow at the Gardiner Institute, Western Infirmary, Glasgow and U.S. Public Health Fellow at the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, Bethsda. He later became Professor of Medicine and Honorary Consultant at the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases at the Royal Infirmary Glasgow and upon his move to Ontario, Canada, where he resides today, William Watson Buchanan was appointed Professor Emeritus of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Throughout his career to date Professor Buchanan has made many contributions to medical literature and is a regular contributor to the College Bulletin, writing on topics ranging from Robert Burn's Rheumatology to Ice Hockey to the History of the Microscope.


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Acquisition Information

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Custodial History

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Related Material

2004.6 commemorative plate of the American Rheumatism Association, 1984

Location of Originals

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