John Halliday Scott

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John Halliday Scott (28 December 1851 – 25 February 1914) was a notable New Zealand university professor, artist and medical school dean.

He was born in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland in 1851.[1] His parents were Andrew Scott (Writer to the Signet) and Marion Shaw Lidderdale.[1] He went to secondary school at Edinburgh Institution and graduated from Edinburgh University in 1874 with Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Surgery (M.B. and C.M.). He then went on to take the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons postgraduate diploma in 1876. and graduated as Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)at Edinburgh in 1877. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1879.[2]

Scott practiced in Scotland for a time before he was appointed Dean of the Medical Faculty and Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Otago.[2]


  1. ^ a b Clair, Rex Wright-St. "John Halliday Scott". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "The University of Otago - Professor John Halliday Scott". The Cylcopedia of New Zealand[Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]. Victoria, New Zealand: University of Wellington. 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.