Peter MacArthur United States Northern Ireland

Biography of Peter MacArthur

Peter MacArthur graduated MB CM in 1865. Born around 1844 in New York City, son of James MacArthur, a wine merchant, MacArthur enrolled at the University in 1861, aged 17, to study Medicine. He attended all academic sessions, including the summer sessions until his graduation in 1865. In the winter session of his final year of study (1864-1865), MacArthur was awarded a second-class certificate in forensic medicine.

MacArthur obtained a Licentiate diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons (LRCS) in Edinburgh, and became a member of the British and Irish Medical Associations as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. MacArthur practiced medicine in Northern Ireland, and was Medical Officer for the Grey Abbey District of County Down.


Printed Materials

  • The Medical Directory, London : Churchill Livingstone,1898, p.1596

Archival Materials

  • DC183/11 General Council Register
  • R9/1/3 University of Glasgow Class Catalogue 1854-1863
  • R9/1/4 University of Glasgow Class Catalogue 1863-1871
  • SEN10/7 Glasgow University Calendar 1865-1866


Peter MacArthur
Born 1844.
GU Degree: MB CM, 1865; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Graduate, Student
Occupation categories: physicians
English snippet: Medical Graduate of the University
Record last updated: 21st Nov 2012

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United States United States, New York
Place of Birth

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland, Greyabbey

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