Person: Mckendrick, Anderson Gray
Anderson McKendrick trained as a medical doctor in Glasgow and came to Edinburgh as Superintendent of the College of Physicians Laboratory. He made some significant mathematical contributions to biology.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- John McKendrick was a physiologist who, at the time Anderson was born, was Professor of Physiology at Glasgow University.
- McKendrick trained to become a medical doctor at the University of Glasgow and graduated MB ChB in 1900.
- In 1920 McKendrick came to Edinburgh as Superintendent of the Research Laboratory of the Royal College of Physicians.
- Anderson McKendrick was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 18 March 1912, his proposers being James Oliver, Diarmid Noel Paton, Ralph Stockman, Cargill Gilston Knott.
- Educated at Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow, Colonel McKendrick will be best remembered as Director of the Pasteur Institute of India (Kasauli), a post he held from 1914 until 1920; as superintendent of the Research Laboratories of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 1920 to 1941; and for his mathematical work as medical statistician.
- Colonel McKendrick was a D.Sc. of Aberdeen University; an F.R.S.Ed., of which Society he was a Council member and vice-president for many years; and an F.R.C.P.Ed. by which College he was awarded the Cullen prize in 1934.
Born 8 September 1876, Edinburgh, Scotland. Died 30 May 1943, Speyside, Scotland.
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