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James Francis Kerr Grieve

gynecologist , obstetrician

James Francis Kerr Grieve, British obstetrician, gynecologist.


Grieve, James Francis Kerr was born on January 7, 1912 in Rutherglen, Scotland. Son of James Smith Mirrlees and Margaret Cumming (Reid) Grieve.


Bachelor of Science, University Glasgow, 1932, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 1935.


Intern, Western Infirmary Glasgow, 1935, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, 1936. Resident in obstetrics-gynecology Royal Infirmary Glasgow, 1936-1937, Royal Maternity Hospital Glasgow, 1937-1938, Royal Samaritan Hospital, Glasgow, 1946. obstetrician-gynecologist Motherwell Maternity Hospital, Scotland, 1938-1977. Regimental medical officer Army Cadet Force, Glasgow Lanarkshire Battalion, since 1977.


  • Author: (booklet) Advice to Mothers and Fathers, 1972. Also articles. Deacon, Incorporation of Cordiners in Glasgow, 1956, 80. Incorporation of Skinners and Glovers, Glasgow, 1975.


Served to colonel Medical Corps, Royal Army, Regular Army, 1941-1946, Territorial Army, 1947-1966. Named officer Order of St. John, honorary colonel Legion of Frontiersmen of the Commonwealth. Member Glasgow Ob-Gyn Society, Royal Medico-Surgical Society Glasgow, Glasgow University Graduates Association, British Medical Association (chairman Lanarkshire 1973-1974).

Member Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Clubs: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Scotland), Sri Venkateswara Carrick (Glasgow). Lodge: Trades House of Glasgow.


  • Other Interests

    Cricket, golf, honorary organist Kenmore Kirk.


Married Jean Nisbet Henderson, April 3, 1948. Children– Rosemary Margaret Kerr, James Henderson Kerr, Elisabeth Jean Kerr.

James Smith Mirrlees Grieve

Margaret Cumming (Reid) Grieve

Jean Nisbet Henderson

Rosemary Margaret Kerr Grieve

James Henderson Kerr Grieve

Elisabeth Jean Kerr Grieve