John Abbott Ireland Australia India

Biography of John Abbott

John Abbott graduated MD from the University of Glasgow in 1837. He was born in Ireland, and gained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS England) in 1835.

Abbott was a surgeon at Serampore (1842-45) when it was a Danish settlement. Upon its secession to the British, Abbott was then registered a Medical Officer at the civil station of Serampore of the Bengal Presidency. By 1855 Abbott was in Australia, and registered as a practicing doctor in 1856 in Victoria, where he died in 1857.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, A Roll of the Graduates of the University of Glasgow from 31st December, 1727 to 31st Decmeber, 1897, with short biographical notes, Glasgow : J. MacLehose & Sons


John Abbott
Died 1857.
GU Degree: MD, 1837;
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1837
Record last updated: 3rd Sep 2013

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Ireland Ireland, No Region
Place of Birth

Australia Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Place of Death

India India, Serampore

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