Colonel Sir Alexander J H Russell


Alexander J H Russell was born in 1882, the son of Walter Nicoll Russell of Dunfermline. He was educated at Dollar Academy, then at the universities of St Andrews, Cambridge and Liverpool. In 1910 he married Jessie Waddell. Russell became Professor of Hygiene and Bacteriology at Madras Medical College between 1912 and 1917, and Professor of Pathology between 1919 and 1921. From 1913 to 1914 he was the Medical Officer of Health for Madras City, and he became Director of Public Health in 1922. Between 1933 and 1939 he was the Public Health Commissioner for the Government of India. In 1939 Russell retired, but he continued to play a role in public health, and between 1940 and 1945 he was Additional Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health for Scotland. He died in 1958.


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