John Carson Abbott United States Antigua and Barbuda England

Biography of John Carson Abbott

John Carson Abbott graduated MB CM from the University in 1895.

He was born on 17 July 1864 in Brooklyn, New York, son of Richard, a land proprietor and an overseer at Five Islands Estate in Antigua, John's home town.

Abbott enrolled at the University from 1884 to 1888 to study Medicine. After a period of study in Paris, Abbott returned to the University of Glasgow in 1894, graduating on 25 July 1895.

During his time at the University, Abbott won two prizes; the first a junior class certificate of merit in the Practical Anatomy class of Professor John Cleland; and the second prize was a second-class certificate in Chemistry awarded by Professor John Ferguson.

Following graduation Abbott worked as a Medical Referee to the Prudential Assurance Company, moving to Aston, Birmingham at the turn of the century. He also co-authored The ABC of Parliamentary procedure: a handbook for use in public debate with William Marshall Freeman.


Printed Materials

  • The Medical Directory, London : Churchill Livingstone, 1914
  • William Marshall Freeman and J. Carson Abbott, The A. B. C. of Parliamentary procedure : a handbook for use in public debate, London : Butterworth, 1906.

Archival Materials

  • R8/5/6/1 Matriculation Slips A-B 1885-86
  • DC183/11/27 General Council Register (1900)
  • MED/2/1 Schedule of Professional Examination Marks Awarded to Graduates of Medicine (M.B., C.M.) from 1873 onwards A to C
  • R3/1/1 Dates of Birth of Graduates and Members of General Council
  • R7/3/2 Prize Index Index 63-97
  • SEN10/27 The Glasgow University Calendar 22 1885-86


John Carson Abbott
Born 17 July 1864.
Died 1933.
GU Degree: MB CM, 1895; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate, Student
Occupation categories: physicians
English snippet: Medical Graduate of the University
Record last updated: 8th Aug 2013

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United States United States, New York
Place of Birth

Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua

England England, Birmingham, Aston

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