Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Malcomson, Greer Edmund (1913)

updated November 16, 2013.

b. September 30, 1878, Belfast [1] - d. January 24, 1955.Owens College, Manchester; trained at Guy's Hospital; MB 1902; MD 1904; MRCP 1927. House Surgeon, Guy's Hospital 1904-05. Indian Medical Service (IMS), Lieutenant February 1, 1906; 114th Mahrattas, Indian North-west Frontier; Captain September 1, 1908; 26th Punjabis, Hong Kong nlt.1913; resigned from IMS September 2, 1913; the Great War, left Hong Kong 1915, reentered IMS February 22, 1915; Captain; Mesopotamia, Middle East, 1915-17; Major January 20, 1919; India, Superintendent, Military Hospital, Karachi 1919; first government doctor, professor of medicine, Madras (Chennai) 1921; Lieutenant-Colonel January 20, 1927; retired to England September 30, 1933. Researcher, King's College, London [2]. Honor: Life Governor, Royal Free Hospital, London.

HONG KONG nlt.1913. Chair Professor, Physiology and Biology, HKU 1913-15 [3].

[Some of the men named below may be related to Malcomson: John Pim Jackson Malcomson, William Uprichard Malcomson, Herbert Thomas Malcomson, Herbert Thomas Malcomson, James Greer Bell Malcomson, and Joseph Malcomson. These were persons who claimed to be the owners (or trustees and executors of  their wills) of land in the townland of Ballybray, Barony of Middle Dungannon & Co. Tyrone in 1930. Greer Edmund Malcomson was among them.]

[1] Malcomson came from a well-know Ulster family.

[2] One of Malcomson's noteworthy works was his assistance given to Professor Robert john Stewart McDowall, Physiology (Lond.) in his writing of the book, titled “The Control of the Circulation of the Blood”. The book published with Malcomson's name on the front cover.

[3] Malcolmson's appointment was HKU's first professorial appointment. In other words, he was Hong Kong's first own professor.

Selected bibliography: The Belfast Gazette, June 27, 1930. The British Medical Journal, February 19, 1955, p.483, Obituary. Evans, Dafydd Emrys (Ed.) Constancy of Purpose, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1987. The London Gazette, October 5, 1906, p.6725; August 13, 1909, p.6178; September 9, 1913, p.6419; May 25, 1915, p.5016; October 24, 1919, p.13035; March 18, 1927; September 29, 1933, p.6288.

[Proactive research ended November 16, 2013.]


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