Portrait of AJ Cronin

Famous Scholars in the Faculty of Medicine

Famous Scholars in the Faculty of Medicine

Archibald Joseph Cronin (1896- 1981)

Novelist and GP

A medical graduate of the University of Glasgow. Although initially pursuing a successful career as ship's surgeon ( Navy and civilian) and afterwards operating a busy GP practice in London's West End, AJ Cronin is best known as a novelist. He created the popular Dr Finlay's Casebook short stories which were later adapted for television. Notable novels include 'The Citadel' and 'The Stars Look Down' both also adapted for film and television.206

Cronin, A. J.." Online Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 20 May 2007  <http://www.britannica.com/biography/A-J-Cronin> © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis