Katherine Octavia Robertson

Biography of Katherine Octavia Robertson

Katherine Octavia Robertson
Katherine Octavia Robertson

Katherine Octavia Robertson graduated from the University BSc in 1917, MBChB in 1919 and MD in 1924. She was born on the 21 April 1892 in Glasgow. Her father Robert Andrew worked as an engineer. In 1913 she enrolled at the University to undertake a Science degree aged 21. She took classes in subjects such as Chemical Physiology, Anatomy and Organic Chemistry. Robertson was awarded prizes in Zoology and Practical Pharmacy during her time here.

Upon completing her first degree Robertson went on to study for a medical degree at the University, which she completed in 1919.After qualifying Robertson was appointment resident assistant surgeon to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, and subsequently obtained an obstetric appointment at the Royal Free Hospital, London. In 1924 she completed her MD at the University


After working in London, Robertson later moved to the market town of Limavady, County Londonderry, to practice as a medical officer at the Union and District Hospital. Her life was tragically cut short on the 12 November 1935 when she was fatally injured whilst riding her horse.


Katherine Octavia Robertson
Born 21 April 1892, Scotland.
Died 12 November 1935.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: BSc, 1917; MBChB, 1919; MD, 1924;
Occupation categories: doctors
Additional Information: R3/1/2
Record last updated: 20th Jun 2017

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