The Founding of the Edinburgh Medical School

@article{Emerson2004TheFO,
  title={The Founding of the Edinburgh Medical School},
  author={Roger L. Emerson},
  journal={Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={59},
  pages={183 - 218}
}
  • R. Emerson
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • History
  • Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
This article seeks to show that the usual accounts of the founding of the Edinburgh Medical Faculty in 1726 give undue prominence to John Monro, an Edinburgh surgeon, and to George Drummond, later Lord Provost of Edinburgh. They do so because their authors have ignored the ways in which patronage appointments, such as medical professorships, were and had been dispensed in the city of Edinburgh and in its university. There the Town Council was only nominally independent when it came to making… 

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