Charles Adolphus Crichlow

Biography of Charles Adolphus Crichlow

Charles Adolphus Crichlow, MB 1907
Charles Adolphus Crichlow, MB 1907

Charles Adolphus Crichlow graduated MBChB from the University in 1907.

He was born at Port of Spain, Trinidad, son of Thomas, a merchant. He enrolled at the University in 1902 to study Medicine, and was followed by his brother, Nathaniel, who graduated in 1913.

Crichlow was a consistent prize winner, being awarded a total of seven First Class and seven Second Class Certificates, as well as a certificate of commendation and certificate of merit during his studies.

He began his medical career in Glasgow, but was appointed assistant medical officer at Roxburgh District Asylum, Melrose in 1911. There interest in psychiatry was fostered under the then superintendent Dr J Carlyle Johnstone, whose position he took up around 1917. From 1922 - 1947 Crichlow then served as deputy medical superintendent of Bangour Mental Hospital, Broxburn, West Lothian. Upon retirement, Crichlow was then appointed deputy medical commissioner of the General Board of Control for Scotland until 1955.


Charles Adolphus Crichlow
Born 25 August 1882.
Died 10 May 1966.
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
GU Degree: MBChB, 1907; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
Occupation categories: clinical psychiatrists; physicians
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 20th Aug 2013

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