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Biography of Eliezer Gelfer

Gelfer family in 1924, Eliezer centre
Gelfer family in 1924, Eliezer centre

Eliezer Gelfer enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1919 to take classes in Medicine as part of the Triple Qualification, which he gained in 1923.

Gelfer was born in Utsyany, modern day Utena in Lithuania, son of Marcus, a draper and clothier. The family moved to the UK, where Elizers' brothers set up a tie and cap manufacturing company, A & J Gelfer, in Bridgetown, Glasgow.

Upon receiving his Triple Quliafication. LRCP, LRCS Edinburgh, LRFPS Glasgow, Gelfer worked as a General Medical Practitioner in the Gorbals, Glasgow, and obtained British citizenship in 1947. He was also a chazan (a Jewish cantor) in Ayr, where he retired. He died in 1972.


Other Online Resources

Printed Materials

  • The Medical Directory 1947, Vol2

Archival Materials

  • R8/5/40/3 Matriculation Slips 1919-1920 Men E - G


Eliezer Gelfer
Born 1884.
Died 1972.
GU Degree: Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, 1919-1921;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: physicians
English snippet: Medical student at the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 23rd Jul 2013

Country Associations

Lithuania Lithuania, Utena
Place of Birth

Russian Federation Russian Federation, No Region

Scotland Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student