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The Regius Chair of Medicine
Medicine is the science and art of healing. It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness....
is considered the oldest Chair
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at the University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's four ancient universities. Located in Glasgow, the university was founded in 1451 and is presently one of seventeen British higher education institutions ranked amongst the top 100 of the...
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the...
. It was formed in 1989 from the merge of the Regius Chairs of the Practice of Medicine (founded in 1637) and of Materia Medica (founded in 1831). The Chair has so far had one occupant, Professor John Reid, who was previously Regius Professor of Materia Medica.
Regius Professor of the Practice of Medicine
The Chair of the Practice of Medicine
was founded in 1637 and, after a lapse, revived in 1712. It was endowed by Queen Anne
Anne ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. On 1 May 1707, under the Act of Union, two of her realms, England and Scotland, were united as a single sovereign state, the Kingdom of Great Britain.Anne's Catholic father, James II and VII, was deposed during the...
in 1713, becoming the Regius
Regius Professorships are "royal" professorships at the ancient universities of the United Kingdom and Ireland - namely Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dublin. Each of the chairs was created by a monarch, and each appointment, save those at Dublin, is approved by the...
Practice of Medicine Regius Professors
- John Johnstoun MD (1714)
- William Cullen
William Cullen FRS FRSE FRCPE FPSG was a Scottish physician, chemist and agriculturalist, and one of the most important professors at the Edinburgh Medical School, during its heyday as the leading center of medical education in the English-speaking world.Cullen was also a central figure in the...
- Robert Hamilton (1756)
- Joseph Black
Joseph Black FRSE FRCPE FPSG was a Scottish physician and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide. He was professor of Medicine at University of Glasgow . James Watt, who was appointed as philosophical instrument maker at the same university...
- Alexander Stevenson MD (1766)
- Thomas Charles Hope
Thomas Charles Hope was a Scottish physician and chemist. He discovered the element strontium, and gave his name to Hope's Experiment, which shows that water reaches its maximum density at 4°C....
MD FRS (1789)
- Robert Freer MA MD (1796)
- Charles Badham
Charles Badham, FRS was a physician from London, England who gave bronchitis its name. He was awarded MD in 1802 by Edinburgh University. He then entered Pembroke College, Oxford. AB , AM , MB , MD He coined the term for the pulmonary disease bronchitis even before the time of René Laennec, a...
MA MD FRS (1827)
- William Thomson MD (1841)
- John MacFarlane (1852)
- Sir William Tennant Gairdner
Sir William Tennant Gairdner was a Professor of Medicine in the University of Glasgow.-Personal life:William Tennant Gardiner was the son of Dr. John Gairdner, a physician in Edinburgh, and was born there on 8 November 1824. He was the elder brother of the historian James Gairdner...
KCB MD LLD FRS (1862)
- Sir Thomas McCall Anderson MD (1900)
- Samson Gemmell (1908)
- Thomas Kirkpatrick Monro MA MD LLD (1913)
- Sir John William McNee DSO MD DSc LLD (1936)
- Sir Edward Johnson Wayne MSc MD PhD (1953)
- Graham Malcolm Wilson MD DSc (1967)
- Professor Sir Abraham Goldberg KB MD DSc FRCP FRSE (1978–1989)
Regius Professor of Materia Medica
The Regius Chair of Materia Medica
was founded in 1831 by King William IV
William IV was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death...
from the lectureship in Materia Medica, instituted in 1766.
Materia Medica Reguis Professors
- Richard Millar (1831)
- John Couper (1833)
- John Black Cowan (1865)
- Matthew Charteris (1880)
- Ralph Stockman (1897)
- Noah Morris (1937
- Stanley Alstead (1948)
- Professor Sir Abraham Goldberg (1970)
- John Low Reid (1978)
Medicine and Therapeutics Regius Professors
- John Low Reid BD DM FRCP FRSE FMedSci (1989–2010)
- Anna Felicja Dominiczak, OBE, FRCP, FRSE, FAHA, FMedSci
Anna Felicja Dominiczak, OBE, FRCP, FRSE, FAHA, FMedSci is a Polish medical researcher, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and Director of the University's Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre...