James A W McCluskie

Biography of James A W McCluskie

James McCluskie
James McCluskie

James A W McCluskie graduated from the University MB in 1923. He was born 20th November 1898 in Partick, Glasgow. His father, James, was a schoolmaster.

McCluskie first matriculated at the University aged 17 to study medicine, taking classes in subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology and Materia Medica. After graduating, he served as house-surgeon at the Western Infirmary. He later worked as a visiting pathologist at Bellahouston Hospital, and then took up the position as physician-in-charge of Lock Hospital. In addition to his medical work, he was also a lecturer in Venereal Diseases at the University of Glasgow before becoming an honorary lecturer in Clinical Medicine. Duting this time McCluskie returned the Western Infirmary to become a visiting physician.

McCluskies interests lay in haematology and spirochaetal diseases. Whilst working at the Western Infirmary, he was instrumental in inaugurating renal dialysis at the hospital. An active member of the British Medical Association, he served on a number of its committees and was a member of the Representative Body in 1960.


James A W McCluskie
Born 20 November 1898.
Died 13 March 1969.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB, 1923;
Occupation categories: doctors; physicians
Record last updated: 16th May 2017

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