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John Carson Abbott

Bachelor of Medicine, Master of Surgery

John Carson Abbott graduated MB CM from the University in 1895.

He was born on 17 July 1864 in Brooklyn, New York, son of Richard, a land proprietor and an overseer at Five Islands Estate in Antigua, John\'s home town.

Abbott enrolled at the University from 1884 to 1888 to study Medicine. After a period of study in Paris, Abbott returned to the University of Glasgow in 1894, graduating on 25 July 1895.

During his time at the University, Abbott won two prizes; the first a junior class certificate of merit in the Practical Anatomy class of Professor John Cleland; and the second prize was a second-class certificate in Chemistry awarded by Professor John Ferguson.

Following graduation Abbott worked as a Medical Referee to the Prudential Assurance Company, moving to Aston, Birmingham at the turn of the century. He also co-authored The ABC of Parliamentary procedure: a handbook for use in public debate with William Marshall Freeman.