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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/MacGregor, Duncan

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MacGregor, Duncan, M.A., M.B., son of James MacGregor and Isabella his wife, was born at Fortingall, Perthshire, Scotland, on Dec. 14th, 1843, and married at York Place, Edinburgh, in Dec. 1870, to Miss Mary Johnston. In Aug. 1870 he was appointed Professor of Mental Science in the University of Otago, N.Z., a post which he resigned in 1886. From 1876 to 1882 Dr. MacGregor was medical officer of the Dunedin Lunatic Asylum, and in April 1886 was appointed Inspector-General of Asylums and Hospitals in New Zealand, a position he still holds.