Janie Hamilton McIlroy Ireland

Biography of Janie Hamilton McIlroy

Janie Hamilton McIlroy attained numerous degrees at the University of Glasgow. She graduated MA in 1898, BSc in 1901, MB ChB 1904 and a DSc in 1911. Janie was born on the 3rd of March 1876 and she was the daughter of James McIIroy, a physician and was also the sister of graduate Dame Anne Louise McIIroy.

During her time at university, while she was studying to attain her MA, Janie took a variety of subjects including Latin and English. While studying for her BSc however, Janie studied Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Physiology, Anatomy, Botany and Zoology. Janie also received a variety of prizes including two second class certificates in Advanced Practical Physiology and a first class certificate in Practical Pathology.

Special Collections at the University of Glasgow Library has a copy of her 1911 DSc thesis: The independence of the peripheral sensory neurone in view of the results of experimental section of the optic nerve in the rabbit . Janie later became a specialist in ophthalmology.


Janie Hamilton McIlroy
Born 3 May 1876.
GU Degrees: MA, 1898; BSc, 1901; MB ChB, 1904; DSc, 1911;
University Link: Graduate
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 11th Sep 2014

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