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Biographical entry Galloway, Alexander (1901? - 1965)

CMG 1963; MBE 1945; MRCS and FRCS 1958; MB, BCh Aberdeen 1925; DSc Witwatersrand 1938.

24 September 1965
Alresford, Hampshire
Anatomist and Anthropologist


Alexander Galloway was educated at Fraserburgh Academy and Aberdeen University, graduating MA in 1921 and qualifying in medicine in 1925. He went to Canada as Professor of Anatomy at the University of Saskatchewan in 1927, but in 1932 he migrated to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was senior lecturer in anatomy at the University of the Witwatersrand. During the war he was in active service in East Africa and the Middle East 1940-45. He moved to Uganda in 1947 on appointment as Professor of Anatomy at Makerere University College, attached to the Mulago Hospital. He became also Dean of the Medical Faculty, which he greatly enlarged, till he retired in 1962. He was chairman of the Uganda Foundation for the Blind from 1950-1962. Galloway was particularly interested in anthropology, of which he was visiting Professor at Chicago and Northwestern Universities in USA.

He came home to England on retirement and married in 1963 Barbara Geraldine Watkinson who survived him. He died suddenly at The Lindens, Alresford, Hampshire on 24 September 1965 aged 64.

Skeletal remains of the Bambadyaharo race. 1959.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times 25 September 1965; Lancet 1965, 2, 748 by HCT].

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