Alasdair Iain MacDougall

Biography of Alasdair Iain MacDougall

Alasdair Iain MacDougall
Alasdair Iain MacDougall

Alasdair Iain MacDougall was born in Stepps on 13th August 1927. His mother Mary E.A MacDougall was an administrative clerk. His father Alexander MacDougall died before his University attendance. Alasdair and his mother lived at 6 Whitehill Farm Road, Stepps and he attended Whitehill Senior Secondary school in Dennistoun, Glasgow. Whilst in school Alasdair excelled academically, earning awards in English, Science and Latin. He was also involved in many extra-curricular activities including; tennis, football and was the school Red Cross organiser.

Alasdair began attending the University of Glasgow in 1943 in order to study for a BSc in Pure Science. He was awarded the Mitchell Trust bursary in order to help fund his higher education. In his first year he took classes including; chemistry, natural philosophy and botany, gaining two first-class prizes. Alasdair graduated with a first-class degree on 1st November 1947. After graduating Alasdair moved to Viewfield, Spiersbridge Road in Thornliebank, Glasgow and continued at the University in order to gain his MB ChB. During his post graduate career he was awarded prizes for Pharmacy and Dermatology. He also met his wife Mary Couper Cumming, a fellow medical student, with whom he would go on to have three children. Alasdair graduated with an MB ChB on 8th July 1950.

After University Alasdair and Mary lived at 6 Kelvin Crescent in Bearsden, Glasgow. Alasdair became a consultant physician and nephrologist at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, in 1967, where he developed a nephrology and dialysis service. He died on 24th of August 2018.


Alasdair Iain MacDougall
Born 13 August 1927.
Died 24 August 2018.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: MBChB, 1950; Medicine , BSc, 1947; Pure Science,
Occupation categories: doctors
Record last updated: 1st May 2019

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