Charles Adolphus Crichlow Trinidad and Tobago Scotland

Biography of Charles Adolphus Crichlow

Charles Adolphus Crichlow, MB 1907
Charles Adolphus Crichlow, MB 1907

Charles Adolphus Crichlow graduated MBChB from the University in 1907.

He was born at Port of Spain, Trinidad, son of Thomas, a merchant. He enrolled at the University in 1902 to study Medicine, and was followed by his brother, Nathaniel, who graduated in 1913.

Crichlow was a consistent prize winner, being awarded a total of seven First Class and seven Second Class Certificates, as well as a certificate of commendation and certificate of merit during his studies.

He began his medical career in Glasgow, but was appointed assistant medical officer at Roxburgh District Asylum, Melrose in 1911. There interest in psychiatry was fostered under the then superintendent Dr J Carlyle Johnstone, whose position he took up around 1917. From 1922 - 1947 Crichlow then served as deputy medical superintendent of Bangour Mental Hospital, Broxburn, West Lothian. Upon retirement, Crichlow was then appointed deputy medical commissioner of the General Board of Control for Scotland until 1955.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • College Courant 37, 1966, p.86
  • DC183/11/47 General Council Register 1923
  • R3/1/1 Registers of dates of birth of graduates Vol 2
  • SEN10/46, University Calendar 1904-05, p.500
  • SEN10/47, University Calendar 1905-06, p.517, 518
  • SEN10/48, University Calendar 1906-07, p.475, 476, 477, 479, 481, 482
  • SEN10/49, University Calendar 1907-08, p.494, 496, 497, 498, 499
  • SEN10/50, University Calendar 1908-09, p.501


Charles Adolphus Crichlow
Born 25 August 1882.
Died 10 May 1966.
GU Degree: MBChB, 1907; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: clinical psychiatrists; physicians
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1907
Record last updated: 20th Aug 2013

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Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad, Port of Spain
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Kirriemuir
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