Biography of Thomas Fauset MacDonald
Thomas Fauset MacDonald
Thomas Fauset MacDonald graduated MB CM from the University in 1882.
Thomas Fauset MacDonald was born in Chryston, Lanark to Dr and Mrs William MacDonald. The son of a doctor, Thomas chose to follow in his father's footsteps and study Medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1877. Thomas enjoyed a successful time at University - winning two medical prizes in 1879, and graduating with an Undergraduate degree in Medicine in 1882.
Thomas' academic career did not end there, however. By 1892 he had obtained a second degree - this time in Veterinary Science - from the The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Having completed his studies, Thomas moved to Australia, and by 1897 was in charge of a cottage hospital at Geraldton (now Innisfail) in Queensland. Here he specialised in tropical medicine, which lead to him opening his own private hospital at Geraldton - 'Dr T. F. MacDonald's Bureau of Tropical Disease and Cottage Hospital'.
By the end of the 1900s, Thomas had left Australia and returned to Britain to work as the Resident Surgeon in London's Tropical Hospital. In 1910 he took up the role of Principal Medical Officer with the Compagnie de Kong in San Pedro, West Africa. While working in San Pedro, Thomas died of yellow fever on 14 December 1910.