Biography of W Arthur Mackey
William Arthur Mackey (1906-1990) was a graduate of the University and St Mungo Professor of Surgery from 1953 to 1972.
After graduating MB, ChB in 1927 and winning the Brunton Prize, Mackey held junior hospital posts and went to the USA for a year with a Rockefeller Scholarship. He was an assistant in the Department of Surgery at the University from 1933 until joining the Army at the beginning of the Second World War and serving as a surgeon. He returned to Glasgow in 1945 as a Senior Lecturer and became a surgeon at the Southern General Hospital until his appointment to the St Mungo Chair.
Mackey specialised in the surgical treatment of heart diseases and he set up the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Royal.
W Arthur Mackey
Born 1 October 1906.
Died 27 November 1990.
University Link: Alumnus, Lecturer, Professor
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1927;
Occupation categories: surgeons
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Record last updated: 12th Aug 2008