Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine

Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine

by James Sands Elliott M.D.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490959481
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2013
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

James Sands Elliott was born at Randalstown, County Antrim, Ireland, on 28 May 1880, the son of James Kennedy Elliott, a Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Margaret Dickson. When he was four he was brought to Wellington, New Zealand, where his father became minister to the Kent Terrace Presbyterian Church.

Elliott was educated at Wellington College and spent one year at the University of Otago Medical School. His father then sent him to the University of Edinburgh to complete his medical course. As a senior student he served with the medical corps in the South African War (1899-1902). As a result his father, who was ideologically opposed to the war and upset that Elliott had interrupted his studies, withdrew further financial support. Elliott had to obtain odd jobs and use his savings from military service to complete his medical education. He would later repay his father and the rift was repaired.

Graduating MB, ChB in 1902, Elliott returned to New Zealand the following year and was the first house surgeon at Wellington District Hospital. He then began a surgical and general practice, serving also as honorary surgeon to the hospital. On 12 December 1905, at Wellington, he was married by his father to Annie Allan Forbes from Edinburgh; they were to have five children. In 1912 Elliott took the Edinburgh MD degree. He became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1926 and, the following year, a foundation fellow of the College of Surgeons of Australasia.

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