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Photograph of John Barlow


Photograph of John Barlow.

John Barlow graduated MB, CM from the University of Edinburgh in 1875. He gained his MD in 1879, however he previously qualified to practice after sitting the MRCS in London in 1874. He initially focused his career on physiology being the assistant to Professor McKendrick at the University of Glasgow and the first Muirhead Demonstrator in Physiology at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary School of Medicine. He was also the Professor of Physiology in St Mungo's College. and lectured in physiology at the Technical College, the predecessor to the University of Strathclyde.

He then focused his career on practicing surgery. He became Visiting Surgeon to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1892, eventually becoming Honorary Consulting Surgeon to the Infirmary in 1913.

Barlow became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1881 and served as president from 1913 to 1915.


c. 1913-1915


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Photograph of John Barlow


Photograph of John Barlow



“Photograph of John Barlow,” Heritage, accessed April 17, 2024,