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RCPSG, Illustrations in The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow by Tom Gibson

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Hector Clare Cameron

A portrait by George Henry of Sir Hector Clare Cameron (1843-1929) President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow between 1897 and 1900.

Cameron was the son of a sugar planter who graduated MD from the University of Glasgow and in 1867 served as Joseph Lister's assistant in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Cameron became a visiting surgeon at the Royal in 1873. In 1881 he became a surgeon at Glasgow Western Infirmary and became Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Glasgow from 1900 until his retirement in 1910. He was recognised as a brilliant surgeon and an inspiring teacher.

Cameron became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1878 and represented the institution on the General Medical Council for 15 years.

Reference: RCPSG 1/12/7/69

Reproduced with the permission of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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antiseptic surgery, Clinical Surgery, Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, General Medical Council, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow Western Infirmary, portraits, professors, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, surgeons, University of Glasgow



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