|William Clark Souter, the son of Alexander Souter, was born in Perth in 1880 and graduated M.B., Ch.B., from Aberdeen University in 1903 and M.D. in 1906. Soon after graduation, at the instigation of Sir Alexander Ogston, he went as surgeon aboard the Terra Nova to relieve the Scott Expedition to the Antarctic, and was one of the few ever to receive the Polar Medal. He married in 1914 Caroline Hunter Wilson, the daughter of an advocate, in Aberdeen. After the First World War he specialised in ophthalmics, taking his D.O. at Oxford University in 1919. He was an ophthalmic surgeon at Aberdeen and lectured in ophthalmology at the university, where his brother Alexander was also Professor of Humanity. He died in Elgin in 1959.
|The volume was probably presented in 1960 by Mrs. Clark Souter.