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Ref No UR-SF 65
Title Dr John S. G. Blair, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Dundee
Date 1929-2012
Description Album 1929-2012; Records relating to the University of St Andrews c 1964-c 1980s
Level Fonds
Extent 0.495 linear metres
Access Status Open
Language English
Creator Name Dr John S. G. Blair
Admin History John Samuel Greene Blair OBE, TD, D. Litt, ChM, FRCS, FRCP was born in 1928, and was one of three children of George Blair (1886-1961). He was educated at Dundee High School, and was the Dux of the School in 1946. After leaving school he studied medicine at the University of St Andrews, and was later awarded a BA by the University London. During National Service, Dr Blair served in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1952 until 1955. He subsequently had extensive service in the Territorial Army, and was appointed Honorary Colonel of 225 (Highland) Field Ambulance RAMC in 1982. He later served as Chairman of the British Medical Association's Armed Forces Committee.

Dr Blair was Consultant Surgeon at Perth Royal Infirmary from 1965 until 1990, also serving as Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Dundee. In 2004, he was appointed as an Honorary Senior Clinical Teacher, Division of Medicine & Therapeutics at the University of Dundee. He had previously been appointed as an Honorary Senior Lecture, and later Honorary Reader, in the School of Biological and Medical Sciences at the University of St. Andrews. He has served as Captain of the Royal Perth Golfing Society & County and City Club. He is also Vice-President Emeritus of the International Society for the History of Medicine and a member of the University of Dundee Medical History Museum committee. He is an expert on the history of medicine and has been chairman of both the British Society for the History of Medicine and the Scottish Society for the History of Medicine. He is the author of several books and articles on medical history. He has also served as President of the Perth branch of the Franco-Scottish Society of Scotland.

Dr Blair married Ailsa Jean Bowes MBE in 1953 and the couple had two sons, and one daughter.

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