Photographs from the Manuscript Collection of David Rutherford Dow

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Photographs from the Manuscript Collection of David Rutherford Dow
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David Rutherford Dow was a native of Crail, Fife. He was educated in Crail and at Waid Academy in Anstruther before proceeding to St Andrews University, graduating MB ChB with distinction in 1911. He obtained in DPH in 1912 and in 1924 his MD thesis on arteriosclerosis was awarded commendation. He was admitted FRCPE and FRSE in 1932. After graduating, he acted as house surgeon in Dundee Royal Infirmary before moving to Great Ormond Street Hospital London.

In 1913, he was appointed assistant lecturer in anatomy at United College, St Andrews and continued there until 1925 when he was appointed to the Cox Chair of Anatomy at University College Dundee. During the Second World War, he was also in charge of the anatomy department at United College at St Andrews. He was appointed Master of Queens College in 1954 and held this post while continuing with his teaching duties until 1958 when he retired. He was awarded the degree of LLD of St Andrews, honoris causa, in 1959. Professor Dow died in December 1979.

David Rutherford Dow was born in Crail, Fife in 1887. He studied medicine at the United College, St Andrews, graduating in 1911 with a M.B., Ch.B. with distinction. He worked in hospitals in Dundee and London, and then joined his fathers practice in Crail. In 1912 he gained the Diploma in Public Health.

In 1913 he was appointed as a part-time assistant in Anatomy in the United College where he later became a part time lecturer. During the First World War he was commissioned in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

In 1925 he was appointed to the Cox Chair of Anatomy at University College Dundee. In 1942 he married Dr Agnes Morton, and in the same year he became the acting Head of Department in St Andrews, a role which he held until 1946.In 1959, after his retrial, St Andrews University awarded him an honorary LL.D.

D.R. Dow died 12th November 1979. During his career he did much work on the occlusion of the coronary arteries, while his M.D. thesis included pathological findings in blood vessels. He was elected a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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