A portrait by Sir Daniel Macnee of Robert Perry (1783-1848), the President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1843-1845.
Perry graduated MD from the University of Glasgow in 1808. He was a surgeon (1820, 1830 and 1831) and a physician (1834-1837, 1841-1844 and 1846-1848) at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and was also a physician at the Fever Hospital in Clyde Street. In 1814 he became one of the first members of the Glasgow Medical Society and was the first Vice-President of the Western Medical Club, founded in 1845.
In 1836 Perry published a pioneering paper in the Edinburgh Medical Journal, distinguishing typhus from typhoid fever. He also wrote the influential Facts and Observations on the Sanitary State of Glasgow (1844), demonstrating the correlation between disease and poverty.
Reference: RCPSG, Illustrations used in The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow by Tom Gibson
Reproduced with the permission of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
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