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Biography of John Paul Jones Paton

John Paul Jones Paton graduated MB ChB from the University in 1933 and MD in 1938.

He was born at Hankow, part of modern day Wuhan, son of William, a government pilot.

Paton enrolled at the University in 1928 to study Medicine. During his medical degree, he was awarded a first class certificate in Systematic Surgery (1930-31) and three second class certificates for Clinical Medicine (1931-32), Ophthalmology (1931-32), and Midwifery (1933). He went on to graduate MD with commendation on 1 July 1938 with his thesis Whooping cough...vaccine therapy.

Paton held positions at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and the EMS Hospital at Mauchline. During the Second World War he served as Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Medical Corps as a medical specialist.

He was appointed head physician at Rashid Hospital, Dubai, before taking up the appointment of Professor of Medicine at the University of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, modern day King Saud University, founded in 1957.

He was Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1956, and published several research articles in the Scottish Medical Journal, such as 'Glandular Toxoplasmosis' (1958), and 'Late Rickets and Osteomalacia in Glasgow Pakistanis' (1962).

He retired in 1981, and died in 1990.


Archival Materials

  • R1/5/3 Higher Degrees in Medicine 1889-1987 (M.D.)
  • R3/1/8 Register of dates of birth of graduates Vol.X 1933-1934


John Paul Jones Paton
Born 14 January 1909.
Died 10 July 1990.
GU Degrees: MB ChB, 1933; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, MD, 1938; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow 1933
Record last updated: 8th Jul 2014

Country Associations

China China, Wuhan
Place of Birth

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

Scotland Scotland, Dumfries

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, Dubai

University Connections

University Roles

  • Graduate