S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Reid, Mr James (pharmacology)

Born: Date not known, Scotland.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

James Reid, a Scottish pharmacist, arrived in South Africa with British troops in 1900, during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), and was stationed in a military hospital in Bloemfontein. After the war he was employed by the firm Heynes Mathew Ltd in that city and subsequently became a lecturer in pharmacy at Grey University College (which developed into the University of the Free State). He was also an examiner for the Orange Free State Pharmacy Council. After the formation of the Union of South Africa he was registered as a chemist and druggist on 14 March 1912, and was still practising on Market Square, Bloemfontein, in 1926.

List of sources:
Medical, dental and pharmacy directory of South Africa 1926/7.

Pietermaritzburg Archives Depository, Vol. NMC 34, [List of medical practitioners, dentists, chemists and druggists registered in the Orange Free State, as on 31 December, 1916].

Ryan, M. A history of organised pharmacy in South Africa, 1885-1950. The Society for the History of Pharmacy in South Africa, 1986.

Compiled by: C. Plug