52mm. Silver. By Aitchison.
Edinburgh School Of Medicine award.
Obverse engraved with 'Session 1885-6, Gained by John MacDowall, Edinburgh', reverse engraved with 'Dr Craig’s Class, Materia Medica, Class'. Decorated border and edge.
William Craig (1832-1922) originally studied arts and divinity at the University of Glasgow then in later life studied medicine and more pharmaceutical type subjects, graduating MB CM at the University of Edinburgh in 1868. He qualified as a doctor (MD) in 1870. He lectured on Materia Medica and Therapeutics and in 1875 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were John Hutton Balfour, Sir Andrew Douglas Maclagan, Alexander Dickson and Thomas Alexander Goldie Balfour. He served as president of the Edinburgh Botanical Society in 1887–89. In 1878 he was made a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He died at home, 71 Bruntsfield Place in south-west Edinburgh, on 3 February 1922, aged 89.