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Surgeons LivesSurgeons' Lives: An Anthology of College Fellows Over 500 Years Published on the occasion of the Quincentenary celebrations of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, editors Iain MacLaren and Iain Macintyre have compiled an anthology of College Fellows. Surgeons’ Lives weaves together the personal and professional achievements of Fellows, linked by their membership of this ‘Famous and Flourishing Society’. Some of the names are of international renown, others less well known, but all have an interesting story to tell.

Scottish Country DoctorLeaves from the Life of a Country Doctor In this work, Clement Gunn presents not only his personal memories of his life as a country doctor but also provides an insight into the tales and traditions of one of Scotland's most beautiful areas. The Borders was a very different place when he went there to practise in 1885 than it is today. As a country Clement Gunn he saw life in both its best and worst aspects; from the poorest hovels to the great houses of the country gentry. Covering his practice on horseback and foot, this highly educated man noted and commented with great perception on both the great events that shaped his times and the more intimate details of daily life; from the weather to the death of Queen Victoria, from Belgian refugees arriving in 1914 to his purchase of a motor tricycle. Scottish Doctors.

Anatomy ActsAnatomy Acts: A Scottish Journey Through the Body Fusing history, imagination and the senses, "Anatomy Acts" explores the social, cultural and scientific significance of anatomy in Scotland over the past 500 years. How have we come to know ourselves through anatomical study? How has anatomy changed over the centuries and where is it heading? What contribution has Scotland made to the 'culture of anatomy'? How have the arts responded to the work of anatomists and surgeons? The range of "Anatomy Acts" is wide, setting the high points of Renaissance, Enlightenment and 19th-century enquiry alongside the latest medical imaging techniques and the work of contemporary artists and poets.

A Scottish Country DoctorA Scottish Country Doctor, 1818-1873: Robert Pairman of Biggar Recollections by His Son, Thomas Wyld Pairman (Flashbacks S.) Robert Pairman, son of a grocer and wine merchant in Biggar, Lanarkshire, graduated in medicine at Edinburgh University and returned to Biggar to practise as a country doctor for the rest of his working life. He quickly gained a reputation for his medical writings as well as for his care of his patients. More than once he was invited to set up in Glasgow or Edinburgh, but his loyalties lay with the people of Biggar, by whom he was much loved. Famous names like Syme and Simpson mingle with local worthies in their affectionate portrait of a 19th-century Dr. Finlay.

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