DR. YELLOWLEES is a native of Stirling, and received his early education there. He studied at Edinburgh University and at Paris. He graduated M.D. at Edinburgh in 1857, and became L.R.C.S., Edinburgh, in the same year. He was elected F.F.P.S., Glasgow, in 1875, and received the honorary degree of LL.D. from Glasgow University in 1888.
He was Resident Physician and Surgeon in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and President of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh in 1857-58; was for three years Assistant Physician at the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, Morningside; for eleven years Medical Superintendent of the Glamorgan County Asylum, which he organised and opened; and for twenty-seven years Physician Superintendent of the Glasgow Royal Asylum, Gartnavel, of which he is now the Hon. Consulting Physician and a Director.
    He was for thirty years the Lecturer on Insanity in Glasgow University. He was President of the Psychological Section of the British Medical Association in 1885, President of the Medico Psychological Association of Great Britain and Ireland in 1890, and President for three years (1891-4) of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is an Honorary Member of the American Medico Psychological Association, a Foreign Member of the Moscow Society for Nervous and Mental Diseases, and Fellow of various other learned Societies.

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