Donald George Sutherland (1863-1946)
Donald George Sutherland was educated at Watsonís College and
the University of Edinburgh, graduating M.B., C.M., in 1886 with the University Medal
in Medical Jurisprudence and Public Health, and taking the B.Sc., in Public Health three
years later. In 1890 Dr. Sutherland became Medical Officer of Health for the county of
Sutherland and Burgh of Dornoch. He was later called to the Bar by the Middle Temple
and, in 1899, entered as an advanced research student at St. Johnís College, Cambridge,
receiving the degrees B.A. (1901) and M.A. (1908) of that University. After a period
as assistant bacteriologist in the Local Government Board Laboratories he was appointed
Senior Bacteriologist to the Metropolitan Water Board in 1905.
He wrote a succession of nine Sanitary Reports on the County of Sutherland and a
dissertation On Certain Spore-Bearing Anaerobic Considered as Criteria in the Bacterial
Examination of Water Supplies.
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