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President of the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society


Walter Hunter:- Bridgeway House, Arkwright Street, Nottingham. M.D., Glasgow, 1893, M.B., C.M. (Commended) 1874 (University of Glasgow). J.P., Medical Officer of Health, West Bridgford U.D.C. Ex-President of the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society, Member of the British Medical Association. Late:- Assistant Medical Officer, Barony Parish Hospital and Asylum, Glasgow.

Medical Directory 1915


Walter Hunter, M.D., the son of the late James Hunter, of Broombank, Newton-Mearns, Renfrewshire, was born on the 30th December, 1849 into a family of ten.

Walter Hunter was educated at Mearns Parish School, Anderson’s College, Glasgow, and Glasgow University, where he graduated with a M.B., C.M. (with commendation) in 1874, and an M.D. in 1893. Later he sailed as a ship’s surgeon on the Allan Line of steamers to Canada during the summer of 1874. Afterwards he was appointed to the post of Assistant Surgeon to the Barony Hospital and Asylum, Glasgow.

In 1880 he opened his practice in Nottingham where at the same time he was appointed as Surgeon to the Nottingham Branch of the Midland Railway and was also examiner for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of York. His other appointments were Medical Officer of Health to the West Bridgford Urban District Council, member and later President in 1893 of the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society.

He contributed many papers to the various learned Medical Journals. During the time of his practice in Nottingham he was, for twenty years, a conservative member of the Nottingham City Council, and was also the Chairman of Henry Barker, Ltd.

Walter Hunter married Annie Pollock, the youngest daughter of the late William Blackwood, of Glasgow, and niece of the late Dr. John Pollock, J.P., of Springbank, who practiced at Newton-Mearns for fifty-four years. They had four children, one daughter and three sons.

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