Lives of the fellows

Daniel Colquhoun

b.1849 d.17 February 1935

Daniel Colquhoun was educated at Glasgow and Charing Cross Hospital. After qualifying at Charing Cross, he stayed to serve in the usual house appointments and was assistant physician from 1880 to 1882 and lecturer on botany from 1881 to 1883. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1884 to take up the appointment of lecturer on the practice of medicine at Otago University. From 1909 to 1919 he was professor of medicine there, being made emeritus professor on retiring. He then settled in London. He represented New Zealand and the Otago Medical School at the Harvey Tercentenary and delivered an address to the President of the Royal College of Physicians on its behalf. He fell ill in 1933 on a voyage to Dunedin, and it was there that he spent his last months. Dignified and lovable, if also perverse, Colquhoun did much for his medical school and its hospital in their early days.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1935; Dict. of New Zealand Biography, 1940, i, 170-1; D. W. C. Jones, Annals of the University of Otago Medical School, 1875-1939, 1945, 80 ff]

(Volume IV, page 483)

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