Isaac Ladipo Oluwole was born in Lagos, Nigeria to Isaac and Abigal. His father was the principal of the CMS Grammar School. He attended the school briefly before moving to King’s College. he was just one of the first two black students to attend King’s College. Turns out, he was the first Senior Prefect of the School.
In 1913, he went to the University of Glasgow to study Medicine. He graduated in 1918, with a medical degree, returning to Nigeria he went into general practice for a few years. He founded the first School of Hygiene in Nigeria, he also provided training to Sanitary Inspectors from all parts of Nigeria. He re-organized sanitary inspection procedures in the port of Lagos to control the spread of bubonic plague. He set up the West African board of the Royal Society of Health, which later became the foundation of standards of public health in Nigeria. He died in 1953, he was 61.
While he has a lot of first in 1925, he started work as the first African assistant Medical Officer of Health in Lagos.
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