Farquhar MacRae

Biography of Farquhar MacRae

Farquhar Macrae was born in Dunblane, Perthshire on the 18th of January 1872. He first matriculated at the University in 1895. He graduated from the University MB CM in 1895.

After graduating, Farquhar acted as the resident surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, and later practised in Leeds. He returned to Scotland, working at various hospitals in Edinburgh and Glasgow. He became a well know surgeon within West Scotland, and was particularly interested in the surgery of the gall bladder. He was also known for his pioneering work in the use of X-rays at the Western Infirmary.

Farquar had a varied career, in addition to being a surgeon he also worked as an inspector in both Surgery and Dentistry. He was appointed Secretary of the Medical Council of India in 1934. He died on 2nd of February, 1936.


Farquhar MacRae
Born 18 January 1872.
Died 2 February 1936.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB CM, 1895;
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2), R8/5/15/6, MED5/2/3, British Medical Journal 15 Feb 1936, additional information provided by Aonghas MacCoinnich.
Record last updated: 15th Dec 2016

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