A portrait of the celebrated surgeon James Hogarth Pringle (1863-1941) by William Dring.
Pringle was an Australian who became assistant to the famous surgeon, Sir William Macewen, in 1888. In 1896 he was appointed a visiting surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, a position he held until his retirement in 1923.
Pringle wrote about many aspects of surgery, from circulation to the diagnosis of skull fractures, but two of his works were particularly important. Fractures and their Treatment became a widely-used textbook following its publication in 1910 and the paper on melanomas which he gave in 1937 to the Glasgow Medico-Chirurgical Society greatly influenced subsequent work in that field.
Reference: RCPSG 1/12/7/82
Reproduced with the permission of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
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