CodeDS/UK/41
Person NameLittlejohn; Henry Harvey (1862-1927); Professor; physician
Dates1862-1927
TitleProfessor
Epithetphysician
HistoryLittlejohn, the son of Henry Duncan Littlejohn, was widely known as an authority on Medical Jurisprudence and succeeded his father to the Chair of Forensic Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Harvey Littlejohn was educated at Edinburgh Academy before studying at the university, where he gained an M.A., B.M. and B.S., before becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and President of the Royal Medical College. Following his university education, Harvey Littlejohn spent time as Resident Physician in Edinburgh's maternity hospital, followed by a period of study abroad. From 1888-91 he assisted his father in the teaching of Medical Jurisprudence and in 1891 was appointed Medical Officer of Health to the City of Sheffield. In 1897 he began lecturing in Medical Jurisprudence at the Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh, also lecturing in Forensic Medicine at the Royal College of Edinbugh. In 1906 he became Chief Police Surgeon in Edinburgh and frequently appeared as a witness for the Crown in many High Court cases. Latterly, he became the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in Edinburgh, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Health and member of several scientific societies. He died at a nursing home in Edinburgh on 15th August 1927 .

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