Elected: 1980
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Professor Alexander Mair OBE FRSE
Alec Mair was born at Portknockie, a small fishing village in Banffshire, on 9th September 1912. His father and younger brother were herring fishermen. He attended the local Junior Secondary School and left at 14 to become a clerk (later, sales representative) with a firm of Fish Salesmen at Buckie. He was 25 when he entered the Medical School of the University of Aberdeen, as a mature student, and graduated MB, ChB in 1942. His early experiences proved to be more of a stimulus than a hindrance to his career in medicine.

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