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Alexander Crum Brown was born in Edinburgh, the son of John Brown and Margaret Fisher Crum and half brother of the physician and essayist John Brown; he studied for five years at the Royal High School, succeeded by one year at Mill Hill School in London. In 1854 he entered the University of Edinburgh where he first studied Arts and then of Medicine.
He was gold medallist in Chemistry and Natural Philosophy and graduated as M.A. in 1858. Continuing his medical studies, he received the degree of M.D. in 1861. During the same time he read for the science degree of University of London, and in 1862 became the first Doctor of Science at the University of London.
Scotland's People http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/welcome.aspx *Baptism 06/05/1838 BROWN ALEXANDER CRUM
- Parents JOHN BROWN/MARGARET FISHER CRUM *FR4534 (FR4534) M EDINBURGH EDINBURGH CITY CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 685/01 0610 0266
- Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002, pt. 1. A-J, page 119