Sir John Crofton attended the University of Cambridge to study medicine in 1930. At the outbreak of the Second World War he joined the supplementary reserve category C and was subsequently posted to France, the Middle East and Greece. He held various roles and eventually became interested in tuberculosis and other chest diseases. He came to Edinburgh to the Southfield Sanatorium and developed the successful treatment of multiple and prolonged therapy for tuberculosis. He was Vice-President of the College from 1972 to 1973 and President from 1973 to 1976.


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  • Date of interview: September 1995
  • Archive reference: OBJ/ORA/1/9
  • Interviewer: Martin Eastwood, College Honorary Librarian


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