Sir Alexander Jarvie Hood
HOOD, Sir ALEXANDER JARVIE (1860-1934), physician, was born on 21 October 1860 at Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, seventh of nine surviving children of William Hood, manager of Robert Wotherspoon & Co., confectioners, and his wife Mary, née Jarvie. Educated at the High School and the University of Glasgow (M.B., Ch.M., 1882), he was resident medical officer at Glasgow Western Infirmary in 1882-83. In 1884 he followed two uncles to Australia.
Registering on 16 June 1884, Hood took the advice of Samuel Macnaughton and began practice at Rockymouth (Maclean) on the Clarence River. He served gratuitously as medical officer of the Lower Clarence Hospital from 1887, and next year was appointed government medical officer for the district. Overwork and ill health led him to move to Sydney in 1889, where he succeeded to the practice of Henry William Jackson.
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