John Martin Littlejohn

Biography of John Martin Littlejohn

John Martin Littlejohn was a graduate of the University of Glasgow.

He was born on the 15th February 1865 in Glasgow, the son of James, a clergyman.

He first recorded as having matriculated at the University in 1881. His branch of study was Arts, and he enrolled to study classes such as English Literature, Moral Philosophy, and Mathematics. During term time, John was living in Glasgow City, whilst his family home address is listed as County Londonderry in Ireland.

John studied at the University for three successive academic years from 1881-1884, before having a break from his studies there. He returned to the University in 1888 to complete his fourth year of studying. John Martin Littlejohn graduated MA (Ord) on the 26th April 1889.

Upon graduation, John continued his studies at the University. Records show he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity in 1890, and then an LLB in 1892. It appears that John excelled academically in his later university career: the 1892-93 University Calendar records John as having won the William Hunter Medal in Forensic Medicine in the summer session of 1891, for Professor Pierce Adolphus Simpson’s class.

The talent John displayed in Forensic Medicine would become central to his life as he went on to establish a successful career in Osteopathy after leaving the University in 1892. He founded the British School of Osteopathy in London in 1917, where he taught until his death in 1947.


John Martin Littlejohn
Born 15 February 1865.
Died 1947.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: MA, 1889; BD, 1890; LLB, 1892;
Occupation categories: doctors
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 15th Sep 2021

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