TitleCollection of Alexander Goodall
DescriptionGoodall was born in 1876 at Barr in Ayrshire. He qualified MB ChB from Edinburgh University in 1898 and took his MD in 1901. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1904. After graduating he acted as house physician in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and later as house surgeon at Yarmouth General Hospital.

In 1906 he qualified as a lecturer in physiology and afterwards held classes at Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh. He had a special interest in haematology. He was appointed Assistant Physician to the Royal Infirmary in 1913 but served in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War. After the war he became physician to the Ministry of Pensions Hospital at Edenhall.

He wrote papers on gout, malaria, the standardisation of drugs and on haematological subjects. He was co-author with Dr Lovell Gulland on a popular textbook titled 'The Blood'.

In 1937 he was elected President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and unusually was re-elected to a third term of office. He died in Edinburgh on 6th October 1941.
[Source: obituary in Edinburgh Medical Journal]

Contents: Correspondence, 1929-1937; medical research papers, c1930-c1935; personal papers relating to qualifications, 1893-1899; photograph album, 1928-1939
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