Angus MacBeth Thomson India England

Biography of Angus MacBeth Thomson

Angus Macbeth Thomson graduated BSc from the University in 1934 and MB ChB in 1937.

Thomson was born in Shillong, India in 1914, son of David Thomson who worked in the Indian Educational Service. He was also the great nephew of former Divinity graduate James Thomson.

Thomson enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1931, attending classes in Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery Pathology, Bacteriology and Materia Medica. He graduated BSc in 1934, before going on to take classes in Medicine, Midwifery and Surgery to complete his MB ChB in 1937.

In 1936, Thomson went on an expedition to Hamburg, Berlin and London with the Glasgow University Medico-Chirurgical Society, of which he kept a photo album still held at the University Archives. At the outbreak of the war, Thomson served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in India, and was appointed assistant director of medical services in 1943.

Thomson became the director of the Medical Research Council's Reproduction and Growth Unit and professor of social obstetrics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1966-79). He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1967.


Angus MacBeth Thomson
Born 20 September 1914.
Died 25 February 1994.
GU Degrees: BSc, 1934; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, MBChB, 1937; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: obstetricians; physicians
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow, 1937, scientist and obstetrical researcher
Record last updated: 24th Sep 2013

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India India, Shillong
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England England, Newcastle
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