Thomas Anderson

Biography of Thomas Anderson

Thomas Anderson (1904-1990) was a graduate of the University who was appointed Professor of Infectious Diseases in 1959 and was Henry Mechan Professor of Public Health from 1964 to 1971.

Anderson graduated MB, ChB in 1928 and worked as Deputy Physician at Ruchill Hospital from 1933 until his appointment as Lecturer in Infectious Diseases at the University and Physician Superintendent at Knightswood Hospital in 1941. His work in devising and carrying out controlled trials of sulphonamide drugs provided the basis for his MD thesis, which was awarded in 1945 with honours and the Bellahouston Gold Medal. He was promoted to Reader in Infectious Diseases in 1947.

In 1951, Anderson established the Brownlee Laboratory at Ruchill as a centre for research into the epidemiology of respitory infections, in association with the Departments of Pathology and Bacteriology. He was made a CBE in 1972.


Thomas Anderson

Born 7 December 1904.
Died 14 March 1990.
University Link: Alumnus, Lecturer, Professor
GU Degrees: MB ChB, 1928; MD, 1945;
Occupation categories: epidemiologists
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Record last updated: 12th Aug 2008

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