John Fairfull Smith Bolivia, Plurinational State of Canada Kenya Scotland Uganda

Biography of John Fairfull Smith

John Fairfull Smith graduated MB ChB from the University in 1941. He was born in Chocaya, Bolivia, son of John, a mining engineer, and was one of three brothers to attend the University (Edward Turner and George Watt Fairfull).

After graduation, Smith practiced in Glasgow. During the Second World War, Smith joined the British Army and was posted to Kenya. After the war, he worked in Uganda for fourteen years, before returning to Scotland. He obtained the qualifications of DTM&H Ed in 1951 and DPH in 1954.

In 1974 Smith practiced as a family doctor in Minto, Canada. He died in 2013 at Fredericton, New Brunswick.


Other Online Resources

Printed Materials

  • The Medical Directory 1971

Archival Materials

  • DC183/11/93 General Council Register 1969


John Fairfull Smith
Born 14 February 1918.
Died 31 July 2013.
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1941; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1941
Record last updated: 1st May 2015

Country Associations

Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Potosí, Chocaya
Place of Birth

Canada Canada, New Brunswick, Fredericton
Place of Death

Kenya Kenya, No Region

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow

Uganda Uganda, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Alumnus
  • Graduate