William Robertson Snodgrass

Biography of William Robertson Snodgrass

William Snodgrass
William Snodgrass

William Robertson Snodgrass received four degrees from the University of Glasgow: MA, BSc, MBChB and MD.

William started his studies at university in 1907, taking Latin and Natural Philosophy. He then took Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Moral Philosophy and English en route to getting an MA, graduating on 10th June 1910.

Continuing his studies, this time with a BSc in sight, William took Physiology, Higher Zoology and Anatomy. He would graduate with a BSc in Pure Science on 21st April 1913.

Before he graduated in Pure Science, William also took courses to gain medical degree. He graduated MBChB on 9th October 1913.

During the First World War William worked in the Royal Army Medical Corps, rising to Captain. Some time after the war he studied for his MD and graduated with the thesis, 'Some chemotherapeutic studies' in 1935.

You can see his record on the University of Glasgow Roll of Honour here.

After the war William worked as a Visiting Physician to Kilmarnock, Dumfries and Stranraer and was first consultant physician to the Southern General Hospital. In 1942 he was appointed consultant physician in charge of wards at the Western Infirmary.


William Robertson Snodgrass
Born 26 January 1890.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: MA, 1910; BSc, 1913; MBChB, 1913; MD, 1935;
Occupation categories: doctor; M.D. (Medical Doctor)
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2), R3/2/1
Record last updated: 15th Dec 2016

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