McVail, John Christie

Reference HB125
Dates of Creation 1887-1919
Name of Creator McVail, John Christie (British Public Health specialist : West of Scotland : 1849-1926)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 0.2 metres

Scope and Content

Various publications relating to: vaccination (especially against small pox); the prevention of infectious diseases; housing of miners; the poor law and the relationship between poverty and health, 1887-1919

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr John Christie McVail (1849-1926) was County Medical Officer of Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire from 1891 to approximately 1922.  He was born in Kilmarnock and practiced medicine there following medical studies at Anderson’s College of Medicine and Glasgow University. 
He held a number of degrees including: MB, ChB (1873), MD (1875) and DPH (1885).  In 1907 he served as Medical Investigator to the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws

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Fonds level description compiled by Alistair Tough, 17 June 2019

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