Nathaniel Crichlow

Biography of Nathaniel Crichlow

Nathaniel Crichlow
Nathaniel Crichlow

Nathaniel Crichlow graduated MB ChB in 1913. He was born at Port Of Spain, Trinidad in the West Indies (now Trinidad and Tobago), son of Thomas, a merchant. His brother, Charles Adolphus, graduated MBChB in 1907.

Crichlow enrolled at the University in 1908 and throughout his studies, he was awarded a total of four First Class and twelve Second Class Certificates.

Upon graduation Crichlow joined the Colonial Medical Service and was sent to the Solomon Islands, where he worked for thirty years, and was awarded MBE in 1946 in recognition of his services there. He was also elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1921 and that year published A brief of medical guide for the layman on the recognition, treatment and prevention of the common diseases of the Solomon Islands.

In 1942, he was evacuated as a consequence of the Second World War. Crichlow returned to Trinidad where he was appointed port health officer at Piarco Airport.

He died on 5 August 1968 in Trinidad.


Nathaniel Crichlow
Born 25 January 1889.
Died 5 August 1968.
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
GU Degree: MBChB, 1913; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
Occupation categories: physicians
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 3)
Record last updated: 29th Oct 2013

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