Graduation 2014/1914: Magnificent MBChBs

To celebrate today’s graduation of the medical students, we’re looking at a couple of international medics who graduated one hundred years ago and went on to be very successful in their field.


Isabella Henrietta Younger continued the burgeoning tradition of women studying medicine at the University of Glasgow when she started her studies here in 1911. Having already taken some subjects in her home of Melbourne, Australia, Isabella was exempt from taking those exams in Glasgow. She excelled in her studies here and won prizes in Practical Physiology, Anatomy and Embryology.


After graduating Isabella became notable in the field of women’s and children’s health, perhaps owing to her experiences working in deprived areas of Edinburgh and Glasgow. On returning to Melbourne she wrote ‘Feeding the Child – All Ages’ and ‘The Happy Mother and Child’. She became an important figure in the state of Victoria, becoming a benefactor and central figure in many of its hospitals.



Another international student who found success before and after graduation was Lawrence Sebastian Morgan. Born in Grenada he followed his brother, Hyacinth Bernard Wenceslaus Morgan, in the study of medicine at the University of Glasgow. Lawrence did well, winning prizes in Midwifery and Insanity. Once he graduated in 1914 he served in the Royal Medical Corps before joining the Colonial Service in Grenada. He rose to prominence there, becoming Chief Medical Officer, Medical Officer of Prisons and Principal Medical Officer of Asylum and Quarantine Stations.



To see the profiles of more MBChB 1914 graduates, visit our University Story page. If you would like to contribute to any profiles, or would like to find out more, then please e-mail the Duty Archivist at:


Congratulations graduates! Keep your eyes peeled for more #GUgrad1914

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