Konrád Beöthy

Biography of Konrád Beöthy

Konrad Beothy, matriculation slip 1933-34
Konrad Beothy, matriculation slip 1933-34

Professor Konrád Beöthy came to the University of Glasgow in 1933-1934 on a Rockefeller Scholarship to undertake medical research under Professor John Glaister (Jnr), Regius Professor of Forensic Medicine and Public Health at the University from 1931 to 1962.

Beöthy was born on 9 April 1898 in Gyapoly, Hungary, modern day Roşiori, Romania, son of Kalman, a police officer. He began his studies at the University of Medicine in Kolozsvar, Romania and graduated MD from Pécs, Hungary. He went on to undertake further research in Vienna and Glasgow. Between 1933 and 1934 he carried out medical research on "Medico-legal Researches" under Glaister, who held an international reputation as a forensic pathologist and serologist.

Beöthy returned to Romania in 1939 and, like Glaister, soon established himself as a prominent forensic medical scientist. In 1948 he was appointed Head of Pathology at the Municipal Hospital at Pécs. After the 1956 Revolution, which made travel between countries easier for Hungarians, Dr Beöthy's students and colleagues from the University in Szeged, Hungary, maintained a close relationship with the University of Glasgow organising and attending medical congresses.

Dr Beöthy published extensively in Hungarian on forensic medicine, and was also known for having used his medical position in a plot to stop mass deportations of Jews from Nagyvárad in Hungary (now Oradea in Romania) in May 1944.

He died at Pécs on the 5 July 1958.


Konrád Beöthy
Born 9 April 1898.
Died 5 July 1958.
University Link: Researcher
GU Degree: Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, 1933-1934;
Occupation categories: physicians
Record last updated: 5th Jun 2014

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