James Henderson Nicoll

Biography of James Henderson Nicoll

James Henderson Nicoll
James Henderson Nicoll

James Henderson Nicoll graduated from the University MBCM in 1886 and went on to become a successful surgeon. Born 5th September 1863 in Glasgow to the minister James Nicoll, he received his early education at the Glasgow Academy.

Nicoll first enrolled at the University in 1880 aged 16 to study for a medical degree. After working for a time at the Western Infirmary, Nicoll later moved to London to undertake further surgical study. When he returned to Glasgow he joined the surgical staff at the Western Infirmary, soon becoming visiting surgeon to the Infirmary, surgeon to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, as well as honorary consulting surgeon to other public institutions. In the medical field, Nicholl was best known for his work on congenital hypertrophic stenosis of the pylorus, and well as cranial depression in infants. He published several papers in the British Medical Journal and the Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow.

In addition to his medical work, Nicoll was also active within the University and was nominated as court assessor by Lord Rector Raymond Poincare from 1914 to 1919. He was also secretary of the Glasgow and West of Scotland branch of the British Medical Association.


James Henderson Nicoll
Born 5 September 1863.
Died 15 August 1921.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB CM, 1886;
Occupation categories: surgeons
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 1)
Record last updated: 16th May 2017

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