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Archibald Young
Archibald Young

Archibald Young (1873-1939) was a University graduate and Regius Professor of Surgery, 1924 to 1939.

Young attended the High School of Glasgow. He studied at the University graduating BSc in Natural Science in 1893 and MB, CM with high commendation in 1895. He continued his studies in Berlin, Breslau and Heidelburg. Following residential posts, he became private assistant to Joseph Coats, Professor of Pathology, at Glasgow Western Infirmary and in 1898 he was appointed Senior Assistant to Sir William Macewen.

During the Boer War, Young served as Civil Surgeon to No 3 General Hospital at Kroonstad in South Africa. He was appointed Extra Dispensary Surgeon to the Western Infirmary in 1902 and Dispensary Surgeon in 1905. In 1912 he was promoted to the position of Assistant Surgeon and the following year became a Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons and was appointed Professor of Surgery at the Anderson College of Medicine.

After working as a neurologist at No 4 Scottish General Hospital during the First World War, Young was appointed Visiting Surgeon at the Western Infirmary in 1917. During his tenure of the Regius Chair at the University, he continued his work as a pioneer in the fields of the operative treatment of fractures and pain relief.


Archibald Young

Born 10 November 1873, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 23 July 1939.
GU Degrees: BSc, 1893; MB CM, 1895;
University Link: Graduate, Professor
Occupation categories: surgeons
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P139891
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Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 5th Mar 2013

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