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John Glaister (1856–1932) by William Somerville Shanks, 1917 © reserved / Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow


Glaister, John (1856–1932), expert in medical jurisprudence and public health, was born on 9 March 1856 in the county town of Lanark, the eldest of four children born to Joseph Glaister (1830–1871) and Marion Hamilton Weir (1832–1871), small property owners, grocers, and spirit merchants. ...


Taylor, Alfred Swaine (1806–1880), medical jurist and toxicologist, born at Northfleet, Kent, on 11 December 1806, was the eldest son of Thomas Taylor, a captain in the East India Company's maritime service, and his first wife, Susan Mary, daughter of Charles Badger, manufacturer of gun flints, a member of an old Kentish family. ...


Traill, Thomas Stewart (1781–1862), physician and specialist in medical jurisprudence, was born at Kirkwall, Orkney, on 29 October 1781, the only son of Reverend Thomas Traill (d. 1782), of Tirlet, Orkney, and his wife, Lucia, daughter of James Traill, of Westray, Orkney...