John Elder McIlwaine (1874 - 1930):
Physician and engineer
John MacIlwaine was born in Belfast and was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Queen's University, Belfast, and Glasgow University, where he was a student of engineering and naval architecture. In 1894 he took a degree in the latter after serving an apprenticeship in a shipyard. He then studied medicine and graduated as a doctor from the Royal University of Ireland in 1904. He studied at the Universities of Berlin, Cambridge, Paris and Vienna and held the Chair of Materia Medica and Theraputics at Queen's University, Belfast.