In the first of a two-part series, Iain Macintyre and Alexander Munro trace the origins of a remarkable medical dynasty
The death in New Zealand in July 2013 of Dr Paul A Monro may mark the end of the Munro /Monro medical dynasty, whose origins lay in Scotland several centuries ago. This two-part series recounts the story of a remarkable, possibly unique, family which included many famous and some less well known doctors. Related branches of the family achieved fame through their domination of anatomy in Edinburgh and psychiatry in London during the 18th and 19th centuries, while a third, lesser known branch were bonesetters in the Highlands of Scotland.
Ahead of the publication of their new book, Paul Laxton and Richard Rodger explore the remarkable life and achievements of Sir Henry Littlejohn
On 31 October 1865 Dr H D Littlejohn, a Fellow of the RCSEd since 1854 and lecturer in medical jurisprudence in the extra-mural Medical School, addressed students and practitioners at the opening of the new session:
"A doctor must not only be well skilled in his particular department of knowledge, but he must, in addition, be an educated gentleman.
On 13 June, Words and Deeds: Women, Warfare and Caregiving opened at Surgeons’ Hall Museum – a new exhibition run in partnership with the University of Edinburgh
Words and Deeds spans the period from the Crimean War to the Second World War and tells the often neglected and understated story of women in warfare. By using the women’s own words, the exhibition narrative provides a deeply personal and compassionate view of caregiving during war.