Biography of George Allison Allan
George Allison Allan graduated from the University MbChB in 1905, and MD in 1924. He was born in Glasgow, the son of George, a bookseller, and Janet. He went onto become a recognised leader in cardiology in the west of Scotland. He received his education at the Hitcheson’s Grammar School. Prior to studying medicine, Allan had already had a career within business.
Allan first enrolled at the University aged 24 to study for a medical degree. A highly capable student, Allan won numerous prizes during his time here including the notable Brunton memorial prize in 1905 for being the most distinguished graduate of his year.
After graduating Allan went onto serve at the Western Infirmary, working as a resident house physician. He was the first physician to take an electrocardiogram in the Western Infirmary, where he founded the cardiographic department. His MD thesis won the Bellahouston medal in 1924.
In addition to his professional life, Allan also served as joint editor of the Glasgow Medical Journal. He was president of the Glasgow and West of Scotland branch of the British Medical Association from 1925-1926. A prolific writer, Allan authored 47 papers and addresses, with many of them concentrating of rheumatic heart disease.
George Allison Allan
Born 10 March 1876.
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GU Degrees: MBChB, 1905; MD, 1924;
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Record last updated: 14th Feb 2017