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Biography of Henry Hamilton Green

Henry Hamilton Green graduated BSc from the University of Glasgow in 1911 and DSc in 1917.

He was born in Cape Town, South Africa, son of Robert, an architect and builder.

Green enrolled at the University in 1906, and during his fiver years of study he attended classes in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Metallurgical and Physical Chemistry, and Geology. Green was awarded three first class certificates for Chemistry (1906), Physics (1907) and Geology (1908); as well as a certificate of merit for Metallurgical Chemistry and a second class certificate for Organic Chemistry. After graduation in 1911, he gave his occupation as Agricultural Chemist, and went on to graduate DSc in 1917 with his thesis Note on the estimation of potassium in urine (and other papers).

Green returned to South Africa as a biochemist, and worked on the Lamsiekte syndrome (lame sickness in cattle) at the Armoedsvlakte Veterinary Research Station in the north-west of the country under Sir Arnold Theiler, the father of veterinary science in South Africa. Green continued his biochemical studies on this disease at Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Pretoria. He was awarded the South Africa gold medal from the Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science in 1928.

Green returned to the UK after Theiler's death in 1936, where he worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Veterinary Laboratory, New Haw, Weybridge.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • College Courant, 28, 1962, p.140
  • R3/1/1 (vol 2)


Henry Hamilton Green
Born 24 August 1885.
Died 4 December 1961.
GU Degrees: BSc, 1911; Science and Engineering, DSc, 1917; Science and Engineering,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate, Researcher
Occupation categories: biochemists
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Science graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1911 and 1917
Record last updated: 15th Oct 2013

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