Papers of Maria Alexandra Ratzer, 1914-2007, medical graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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Histology Lecture Notes 1950.

Administrative / Biographical History

Maria Alexandra Ratzer was born in 1914  in Czech Republic. From 1935 to 1938 she studied medicine at the German University in Prague, Czech Republic. She moved with her family to Glasgow in 1947  and resumed her medical studies at the University of Glasgow in 1949  , entering the second year. In session 1951-1952 she gained a first class certificate in Dermatology. She graduated MB ChB in 1953 and subsequently MD in June 1961 on completion of her thesis Acne Vulgaris . Her son, Peter Ratzer also graduated in 1961 and this was probably the first occasion that a mother and son graduated together from the University of Glasgow. Following her studies she became a dermatologist and worked in the Southern General Hospital and the Western Infirmary in Glasgow. She became a consultant in 1967 and ran clinics in Oban, Lochgilphead and Dumbartonshire. On retiring in 1979 she continued to work as a locum until around 1990. She died on the 27 June 2007  .


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Dr Ratzer's MD thesis is in Glasgow University Library (Call Number: Thesis 1901). See Glasgow University Library Catalogue at fro more information.

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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 description compiled by Gillian Russell, Archive Technician, 15 June 2000. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.