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Portrait of Sir Alexander MacGregor

Description

Seated half-length in a blue suit against a curtained background.

Sir Alexander MacGregor graduated MBChB and MD from the University of Glasgow in 1908, moving on to Cambridge where he gained his Diploma in Public Health in 1909.

He became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1926. After working for a time in infectious diseases at Belvidiere Fever Hospital , he became Glasgow's fourth Medical Officer of Health in 1925. He held this position until he retired in 1946.

In 1955 he was awarded a knighthood for services to the Health Boards in the West of Scotland. He was appointed Honorary Physician to His Majesty the King and was also honoured by King Haakon of Norway. This award was a token of appreciation for his contribution to medical links between the two countries and particularly for making wards available during the Second World War.

Date

20th century

Identifier

229

Rights

© the artist's estate

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

55 x 42 cm

Materials

Print

Portrait of Sir Alexander MacGregor

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

55 x 42 cm

Materials

Print

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Portrait of Sir Alexander MacGregor

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Citation

Hutchison; Sir; William Oliphant (1889-1970); Artist, “Portrait of Sir Alexander MacGregor,” Heritage, accessed June 26, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/467.