Balfour McKean

Biography of Balfour McKean

Balfour McKean was born in Partick, Lanarkshire, in 1887. In 1905 when he was 18 years old he began a degree in Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

He studied a variety of subjects from Anatomy to Zoology, spending his fifth and final year studying Clinical Medicine. He graduated MB in 1910, having won various prizes for his work in Surgery and Insanity, including the medal for Clinical Surgery in 1908-1909 and the medal for Clinical Medicine in 1910. Throughout his studies, McKean resided at 12 Napiershall Street, Glasgow. He graduated MB in 1910.

McKean continued his medicine training after his first degree, receiving his MD in 1913. During the First World War, he served as Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps. You can see his entry on the University's Roll of Honour here.


Balfour McKean
Born 20 July 1887.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: MB, 1910; MD, 1913;
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2), R3/2/1
Record last updated: 17th Mar 2015

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