Biography of Sir James Howie
Sir James William Howie (1907-1995) was Gardiner Professor of Immunology from 1951 to 1963.
A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Howie came to Glasgow in the 1930s to work with Professor Carl Browning at the Bevedere Fever Hospital and as a junior member of staff in the Departments of Pathology and Bacteriology. He served as a pathologist in the RAMC during the Second World War, and then was Head of Pathology and Bacteriology at the Rowett Research Institute from 1946 until his appointment to the Gardiner Chair. He left the University in 1963 to become Director of the Public Health Laboratory Service.
Howie was President of the Royal College of Pathologists, 1966 to 1969, and of the British Medial Association, 1969 to 1970, and he was knighted in 1969. His published work was primarily on subjects in bacteriology and nutrition.