Hugh Vincent Sweeney Ireland Scotland

Biography of Hugh Vincent Sweeney

Hugh Vincent Sweeney graduated MB ChB from the University in 1921. He was born in Dungloe in County Donegal, Ireland, in 1895. His father, James, was a merchant.

Sweeney graduated BA from the National University of Ireland before coming to Glasgow in 1916 to study Medicine, where he lived at 389 Springham Road. Sweeney graduated on 17 October 1921 and his final marks show that he had a particular flair for midwifery.

After graduating, Sweeney moved to 408 Cumbernauld Street, Glasgow, but was included in a list of untraceable medical practitioners in the 1926 edition of the British Medical Journal. He returned to the University in the 1930s, undertaking a Diploma in Public Health (1932-33), and attending a Clinical Pathology class in the summer of 1937.


Printed Materials

  • Supplement to the British Medical Journal, Saturday September 11th 1926

Archival Materials

  • DC183/11/52
  • R3/1/3 Register of dates of birth of graduates Vol.V 1921-1923
  • R8/5/34/9


Hugh Vincent Sweeney
Born 15 February 1895.
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1921; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1921
Record last updated: 16th Dec 2013

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Ireland Ireland, County Donegal
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow

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