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Sir Abraham Goldberg
Sir Abraham Goldberg

Sir Abraham [known as Abe] Goldberg (1923-2007) was Regius Professor of Materia Medica from 1970 to 1978 and Regius Professor of Practice of Medicine (the chair was renamed Medicine and Therapeutics in 1989) from 1978 until 1989. He was awarded a DSc by the University in 1966, and worked as an Honorary Senior (later Professorial) research fellow in the Department of Modern History after his retirement from the Regius Chair.

Born in Edinburgh, the son of Eastern European immigrants, Goldberg studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and in 1956 came to Glasgow as a lecturer in Medicine. He was made a titular Professor of Medicine in the Western Infirmary in 1967 and was Regius Professor of Materia Medica from 1970 until his appointment to the Regius Chair of Practice of Medicine eight years later.

Goldberg was a respected teacher and a renowned clinical scientist who was recognised as a leading authority on porphyria. He chaired the Committee on Safety of Medicines for six years and in 1973 chaired the Medical Research Council's clinical research board. In 1983 he was knighted for his services to Medicine, and in 1989 he was awarded the City of Glasgow Lord Provost's Award for public service.


Sir Abraham Goldberg

Born 7 December 1923, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Died 1 September 2007.
GU Degree: DSc, 1966;
University Link: Alumnus, Lecturer, Professor
Occupation categories: physicians
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Record last updated: 15th Dec 2016

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