Biography of George William Campbell
George William Campbell
George William Campbell graduated from the University of Glasgow MA 1828 and MD 1832.
Campbell was born in Roseneath (Strathclyde), Scotland on 19th October 1810, son of Robert Campbell, chamberlain, and Catherine Campbell. He was educated by a tutor at his home and studied medicine for one year in Dublin before graduating from the University. Campbell moved to Montreal shortly after graduation and received his licence on 24 July 1833. He was appointed professor of surgery at McGill University in 1835, which he held until 1875, and he became the second Dean of the faculty in 1860. He served in this role until his death in 1882. He was also elected attending physician and surgeon to the Montreal General Hospital from 1835-1853.
George William Campbell was awarded an ad eundem MD from McGill in 1843.
Campbell was also a businessman and from 1869 until his death he was director of the Bank of Montreal and was vice-president from 1876-1882. He was also director of the Montreal Gas Company and Montreal Telegraph Company.
George William Campbell died 30th May 1882 in Edinburgh and is buried in Montreal.