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Croom, John Halliday, Professor Sir, 1847-1923 (physician)



  • Existence: 1847 - 1923


John Halliday Croom was born in Sanquhar, Dumfries, on 15 January 1847. He was educated at the Royal High School in the city, and then studied at Edinburgh University. He also studied in London and Paris. For several years Croom was an Assistant to the Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University of Edinburgh and he was also a Lecturer on Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Edinburgh School of Medicine, which was then at Minto House. Croom had also been Chairman of the Central Midwives Board for Scotland , a Physician at the Royal Maternity Hospital in Edinburgh, and Consulting Gynaecologist at the Royal Infirmary. His publications include Minor gynaecological operations and appliances (1883), and The bladder during parturition (1883). Croom also made many contributions to scientific and medical journals. Emeritus Professor Sir John Halliday Croom died on 27 September 1923.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Professor Sir John Halliday Croom, 20 December 1915

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/21
Scope and Contents

Croom thanks Ewart for a copy of his most recent work on the development of the horse and expresses his interest in it.

Dates: 20 December 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Professor Sir John Halliday Croom, 23 December 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/47
Scope and Contents

Croom writes that he will do his best in support of Ewart, and remarks how wrong it is that men of science should not only have to do the work, but also to find the means. He states that he will write to the Duke of Portland and any others who may be able to help, and asks for a few copies of Ewart's appeal.

Dates: 23 December 1910

Notes of lectures by Sir John Halliday Croom, taken down by P. J. F. Garvey

Identifier: Coll-1898
Scope and Contents

Notes of lectures on midwifery given by John Holliday Croom in 1899 and 1905-1906, taken down by P. J. F. Garvey.

Dates: 1899-1906

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