Mary Liston India Scotland

Biography of Mary Liston

Mary Forbes Liston (1876-1977) was a graduate of the University.

Born in India, Liston graduated MB ChB from the University in 1900, winning six prizes. She worked as a physician in Karachi for a short time before returning to Scotland to work at the Merryflats Hospital in Govan. She was subsequently awarded an OBE for her work in setting up an X-Ray unit there during the First World War.

Liston moved to Edinburgh in 1919 to take charge of the Women's VD clinic at the Royal Infirmary. She published a number of articles on venereal disease before her retirement in 1945.


Archival Materials

  • College Courant, Vol 30, No 60, Whitsun 1978


Mary Liston

Born 1 November 1876, India.
Died 21 November 1977.
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1900;
University Link: Alumnus
Occupation categories: physicians
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English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow, OBE
Record last updated: 24th Jun 2013

Country Associations

India India, Bangalore
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow, Glasgow

University Connections

University Roles

  • Alumnus