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John Donald Pollock

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Sir John Donald Pollock FRSE LLD (23 November 1868 – 4 June 1962) was a Scottish physician, industrialist and philanthropist who served as Rector of the University of Edinburgh from 1939 to 1945 and gave land to the University to build halls of residence. Pollock Halls of Residence were built on the site, and were named for him. Life He was born in Galashiels on 23 November 1868 the son of Margaret (née Donald) and Rev John Barr Pollock. He studied science at the University of Glasgow then transferred to the University of Edinburgh to study medicine, graduating with an MB Chb in 1892 and gaining his MD in 1895. He then worked as a general practitioner in South Kensington. From 1908 he became the personal physician and companion to the Maurice FitzGerald, 6th Duke of Leinster, who lived in his own personal villa at the asylum at Craig House in Edinburgh. This role continued until the Duke's death in 1922. His service to the Duke was partially interrupted by the First Wor
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