Sir James Howie

Biography of Sir James Howie

Sir James William Howie (1907-1995) was Gardiner Professor of Immunology from 1951 to 1963.

A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Howie came to Glasgow in the 1930s to work with Professor Carl Browning at the Bevedere Fever Hospital and as a junior member of staff in the Departments of Pathology and Bacteriology. He served as a pathologist in the RAMC during the Second World War, and then was Head of Pathology and Bacteriology at the Rowett Research Institute from 1946 until his appointment to the Gardiner Chair. He left the University in 1963 to become Director of the Public Health Laboratory Service.

Howie was President of the Royal College of Pathologists, 1966 to 1969, and of the British Medial Association, 1969 to 1970, and he was knighted in 1969. His published work was primarily on subjects in bacteriology and nutrition.



Sir James Howie
Pathologist and Bacteriologist

Born 31 December 1907.
Died 17 March 1995.
University Link: Professor
Occupation categories: bacteriologists; pathologists
View Additional Information
Record last updated: 7th Aug 2008

University Connections

University Roles

  • Professor

Academic Posts


There are no comments available.