David Cannan Brazil

Biography of David Cannan

David Cannan, Matriculation Slip 1881-82
David Cannan, Matriculation Slip 1881-82

David Cannan, was born in Pernambuco, Brazil, son of Horatius James, a merchant from Scotland. Educated at Birkenhead, David enrolled at the University 1880, attending classes in Greek, Latin, Mathematics, senior Greek & Logic, Natural Philosophy, English Literature, and Moral Philosophy, Chemistry and Anatomy. He graduated MA in 1884. In session 1881-82, David was awarded a prize for senior Greek Class under Professor R.C. Jebb.

David is believed to have studied medicine in London, where he would work as a physician and surgeon with the exception of a brief interlude in the USA.


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  • SEN10/24 University Calendar 1882-83


David Cannan
Born 21 May 1863, Pernambuco, Brazil.
GU Degree: MA, 1884; Arts,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians; surgeons
Record last updated: 23rd Aug 2012

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Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco
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