Sir William Macewen writing on a blackboard, courtesy of Medical Illustration, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Famous Scholars in the Faculty of Medicine

Famous Scholars in the Faculty of Medicine

Sir William Macewen (1848-1924)


University of Glasgow medical graduate. He was one of Lister's pupils who continued his work in antiseptics and carried out revolutionary work in the areas of bone, spinal chord and brain surgery. He was the first surgeon to successfully remove a lung.195

He had a formidable war record and founded the Princess Louise Hospital for Limbless Soldiers in Erskine.196

Image of Sir William Macewen, courtesy of Medical Illustration Services, Glasgow Royal Infirmary