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Christie, James, 1829-1892 (physician)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1829 - 1892

Biography

James Christie (1829-1892) was born at Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, in May 1829, and educated at Glasgow University. He was ordained as a dissenting minister in 1856, but was forced to retire from the ministry due to a weak throat. He qualified M.D. at Glasgow University in 1860, and became assistant physician at Gartnavel, then physician to the Sultan of Zanzibar. While in Africa he became acquainted with Dr Livingstone. Christie returned to Glasgow in 1875, and was appointed surgeon to the outpatient department of Glasgow Western Infirmary in 1876, and later assistant physician. In 1884 he was appointed to the Chair of Physiology at Anderson's College. He wrote on tropical diseases and epidemics, and was editor of the Sanitary journal.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

 Fonds

James Christie: Copies of letters from Zanzibar

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8163
Scope and Contents

Contemporary copies of letters from James Christie in Zanzibar, 1865-1873, including descriptions of slavery. There are inserted items, including newscuttings, engravings and photographs, and a loose copy of a letter from Christie to his brother, 10 June 1871. The newscuttings include an obituary of Christie, near the end of the volume, taken from The Lancet, 16 January 1892, from which Christie's biographical history is compiled.

Dates: 1865-1873
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