THE Corporation Bacteriologist was born at High Finnich, in the parish of Drymen, Stirlingshire, in 1861, and was educated at the Craighat School, Killearn Public School, and the High School and University of Glasgow. He graduated in 1888 at Glasgow University, and was awarded for original research the John Reid Prize and the Foulis Memorial Scholarship. Afterwards he studied Pathology under Professor Carl Weigert at Frankfort-on-Main, and Bacteriology under Professor Robert Koch at Berlin (1888-9). And he was appointed Bacteriologist to the Corporation of Glasgow in 1899. Previous to this he held the following appointments:- Assistant Pathologist to the Western Infirmary, Assistant to the Professor of Pathology in the University of Glasgow, Professor of Medical Jurisprudence and Hygiene in Anderson's College, and Physician to the Out-Patient Departments of the Children's Hospital and the Western Infirmary. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, and acts for this body as one of the Examiners in Medical Jurisprudence and Public Health. He is also a Member of the Pathological and Clinical and the Southern Medical Societies, Vice-President of the Medico-Chirurgical Society, and of the Biological Section of the Royal Philosophical Society, and is one of the Directors of the Marine Biological Association of the West of Scotland.

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