Eleanor Marjorie Torrance Park Israel India Sri Lanka

Biography of Eleanor Marjorie Torrance Park

Eleanor Marjorie Torrance graduated MBChB from the University in 1922. She was born in Tiberias, Israel, daughter of medical missionary Dr David Watt Torrance.

Torrance enrolled at the University in the summer of 1916 to study Medicine, as her brother, Herbert Watt, and sister, Lydia Ida Huber, had done before her. During her studies, Torrance was awarded second class certificates for the Practical Botany examination (1916-17), Practical Pharmacy (1917-18) and Practical Physiology (1918-19).

Shortly after graduation, Torrance married Thomas Walter Urquhart Park, a planter from South Africa, at St Andrew's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 08 July 1924. Park worked for Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd in Travancore, modern day Kerala, India, where they lived together.


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  • R7/3/7 Glasgow University Class Prize Index 1916-1919, p.31, 78, 124


Eleanor Marjorie Torrance Park
Born 1898.
GU Degree: MBChB, 1922; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1922
Record last updated: 18th Sep 2013

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Israel Israel, Tiberias
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India India, Travancore

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Colombo

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