|Alternative reference number
|Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to T Holmes, 6 Sussex Place, Hyde Park, W.
|23 March 1897
|In reply to Holmes' note addressed to Mr Rix, Harrison's predecessor as Assistant Secretary, Sir Benjamin Brodie was the first surgeon elected a President of the Royal Society, but Sir Hans Sloane and Sir John Pringle, both physicians, preceded him in the chair. These are the only medical men beside Lord [Joseph] Lister who served the office of President, unless Holmes includes Dr W H Wollaston, who had the degree of M.D. but who only practised his profession for a short time.
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|Brodie; Sir; Benjamin Collins (1783 - 1862); surgeon
|1783 - 1862