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Biography of William Robertson

William Robertson Matriculation Slip 1885-86
William Robertson Matriculation Slip 1885-86

William Robertson graduated MB CM from the University in 1887 and MD in 1891.

Robertson was born around 1865 in Beirut, at that time part of Syria, son of James Robertson, Professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Glasgow from 1877 to 1907.

Upon qualification, Robertson went on to obtain his Diploma of Public Health (DPH FPS) in 1893 at Glasgow, and was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Health at Leith. Robertson also lectured on public health at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh and at the Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women, and published extensively on the subject.


Printed Materials

  • The Medical Directory 1914

Archival Materials

  • R8/5/6/7 Matriculation Slip 1885-86 Men N-R


William Robertson
Born 8 September 1865.
GU Degrees: MB CM, 1887; MD, 1891;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow, first student born in Lebanon at the University
Record last updated: 13th Jun 2013

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Lebanon Lebanon, Beirut
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