James Morton was born in 1820 and received his medical education at Anderson's University, Glasgow and the University of St Andrews. He became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1851 and was Professor of Materia medica at Anderson's University, Glasgow from 1855 to 1888. He died in 1889.
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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
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