Medicine at the University of Glasgow, has a longstanding and proud history of outstanding achievements in medical science, with contributions from renowned physicians such as Joseph Lister (antisepsis), George Beatson (breast cancer), John MacIntyre (X-rays and radiology), William Hunter (anatomy and obstetrics) and Ian Donald (ultrasound) to name just a few. In addition to achievements in medical science, the Faculty has produced distinguished literary figures such as Tobias Smollett and AJ Cronin.

Following a grant from the Chancellor's Fund and many contributions from former staff and specialists, A Significant Medical History has been extended.

 The Development of Medical Specialties, Chairs and Departments, 1948-2018

We hope that you find these pages both entertaining and informative. If you are a previous graduate or staff member and wish to add your own reminiscences, or if you would like to provide us with feedback on our site, we would welcome your contributions. Enjoy.

Find out more about the History of Medicine

To find out more about the history of medicine in the West of Scotland, visit the Hunterian Museum and see 'A Healing Passion'. 

Or visit the  MicroMuseum (or the wee museum) in the Wolfson Building, created by Dr Marjorie Allison and designed to illustrate 200 years of health care delivery.

Read more in 'Medical Education, Past, Present and Future, Handing on Learning', by the former Chancellor, Sir Kenneth C Calman. 


Please contact us  if you have any comments on A Significant Medical History.

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