Reference numberEC/1893/07
TitleGairdner, Sir William Tennant: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationPhysician in Ordinary to HM the Queen in Scotland. Professor of Medicine in the University of Glasgow.. Since his graduation, in 1845, has made numerous contributions to the science of Medicine, more especially in the departments of Pathology. Public Health and Hygiene, and Clinical Medicine. He is generally recognised as one of the foremost physicians of his time, and his status in the profession is indicated by the fact that he has acted as President of the British Medical Association. For several years he acted as the first Medical Officer of Health for the city of Glasgow, and it is well known that the measures he then initiated for securing the health of the community soon materially lowered the death rate of the city, and have been largely adopted both at home and abroad. Dr Gairdner has held the chair of Medicine in the University of Glasgow for thirty years, and he is distinguished as a teacher as well as an investigator into the phenomena of disease. Dr Gairdner has published the following works: - (1) 'Contributions to the Pathology of the Kidney' (1848); (2) 'Pathological Anatomy of Bronchitis and on Bronchial Obstruction' (1850); (3) 'Pathology of Pericarditis' (1860); (4) 'Clinical Medicine' (1862); (5) 'Public Health in Relation to Air and Water' (1862); (6) 'Alcoholic Stimulants in Treatment of Fever' (1864); (7) 'Study of Fever in Glasgow' (1865); (8) 'On Articulate Speech and Aphasia' (1866); (9) 'On Antipyretic Treatment of Specific Fever' (1878); (10) 'Clinical Lectures' (1877); (11) 'Angina Pectoris in Reynold's System of Medicine' (1877); (12) 'On the Physiognomy of Disease in Finlayson's Clinical Manual' (1878); (13) 'On Insanity' (Morisonian Lectures, 1885); (14) 'The Physician as a Naturalist' (1888); and many papers in medical journals, and in the transactions of pathological and medical societies.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge: J W Hulke; Charles S Tomes; Victor Horsley; J Braxton Hicks
From Personal Knowledge: Andrew Clark; George Harley; Alfred B Garrod; P H Pye-Smith; Richard Quain; James Paget; Samuel Wilks; Lionel S Beale; J Russell Reynolds; F W Pavy; George Johnson; David Ferrier; Wm Roberts; H Charlton Bastian; T Lauder Brunton; W H Flower; Wm S Savory; W R Gowers; J Hughlings Jackson; Jonathan Hutchinson; John Eric Erichsen; Sydney Ringer; J Fayrer; J S Bristowe; James Dewar
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Gairdner, Sir William Tennant: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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