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Biography of John Edward York

John Edward York attended the University in 1947 taking classes in Anatomy and Physiology.

He was born in Bermuda, son of Edward, a coal merchant. He moved with his family to the UK, where he began his education at Glasgow, before attending the St George's Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1952.

York embarked on a career as an anaesthetist, serving initially with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Malaya for three years. Upon his return, he continued training in anaesthesia at St George’s Hospital and the Royal Dental Hospital, before he was appointed Resident in Anaesthesia at the Toronto General Hospital in 1959. From 1961-62 he was Fellow in the Respiratory Failure Unit of the Toronto General Hospital, and was appointed to the staff of the Department of Anaesthesia in July 1962.

Dr York was involved in the early development of inhalation therapy (respiratory technology), and took on responsibility for the Department of Inhalation Therapy at the Toronto General Hospital.


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Archival Materials

  • University of Glasgow Archives Overseas Database


John Edward York
Born 2 June 1927.
Died 28 May 1977.
GU Degree: Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, 1947;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: anaesthetists
English snippet: Medical student at the University of Glasgow in 1947
Record last updated: 2nd Oct 2013

Country Associations

Bermuda Bermuda, No Region
Place of Birth

Canada Canada, Toronto
Place of Death

England England, London

Malaysia Malaysia, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student