John Miller Young

Biography of John Miller Young

John Miller Young
John Miller Young

John Miller Young graduated from the University MB in 1914. He was born in Auchterarder to James Miller, a manufacturer. A keen athlete, Young played cricket for Clydesdale and football for Partick Thistle and Motherwell during his youth. He first enrolled at the University at aged 18 to study for a medical degree, taking classes in Botany, Zoology and Physics.

Soon after completing his medical degree, Young went on to serve in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a battalion medical officer. His Roll of Honour entry can be viewed here. Young safely returned home from war; however he was severely wounded in action and had to undergo an amputation of the leg.

In 1920 Young went on to qualify as a Doctor of Public Health and became a Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow six years later. Working as a Chief School Medical Officer, Young played a key role in the development of the new school medical and feeding services which were being put in place around Glasgow. He was a member of the Scottish Council for Research in Education, and was chairman of the committee investigating the sociological conditions of school-children. In addition to his professional duties, Yong served as honorary secretary of the Association of School Medical Officers. He passed away on November 20 1947.


John Miller Young
Born 18 April 1891.
Died 20 November 1947.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: M.B., 1914;
Record last updated: 23rd Aug 2017

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