List of presidents of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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This is an incomplete list of the presidents of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, which was granted its Royal Charter by Charles II in 1681.

List of presidents[edit]

Source (1681–1867): Historical Sketch and Laws of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, published by RCPE, 1867

Image President Took office Left office Notes
AT Elder CASBS Fellow 2018.jpg Professor Andrew Elder 2021
Professor Angela Thomas - RCPE Honorary Librarian.jpg Professor Angela Thomas 2020 2021 Acting President
AT Elder CASBS Fellow 2018.jpg Professor Andrew Elder 2020 2020
Prof Derek Bell, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.jpg Professor Derek Bell 2014 2020
Dr Neil Dewhurst 2010 2014
Professor Sir Neil Douglas 2004 2010
Dr Niall Finlayson 2001 2004
Professor James Petrie 1997 2001
John Cash.png Dr John D Cash 1994 1997
Dr Anthony Toft 1991 1994
John Richmond.png Professor John Richmond 1988 1991
Michael Oliver.png Professor Michael Oliver 1985 1988
Ronald Girdwood.png Professor Ronald Girdwood 1982 1985
Professor John Strong 1979 1982
Ronald Robertson.png Dr Ronald Robertson[1] 1976 1979
Professor Sir John Wenman Crofton[2] 1973 1976
Sir John Halliday Croom physician.png Sir John Halliday Croom 1970 1973
Dr Christopher William Clayson 1966 1969
Ian George Wilson Hill.png Sir Ian George Wilson Hill[3] 1963 1966
James Cameron.png Sir James Davidson Stuart Cameron 1960 1963
Andrew Rae Gilchrist.jpeg Dr Andrew Rae Gilchrist 1957 1960
Stanley Davidson.png Sir Leybourne Stanley Patrick Davidson[4] 1953 1957
William Alister Alexander.png William Alister Alexander[5] 1951 1953
David Kennedy Henderson.jpeg Sir David Kennedy Henderson 1949 1951
William Douglas Denton Small.png William Douglas Denton Small 1947 1949
David Murray Lyon.png David Murray Lyon[6] 1945 1947
Andrew Fergus Hewat.png Andrew Fergus Hewat 1943 1945
Charles McMeill.png Charles McNeil 1940 1943
Alexander Goodall[7] 1937 1940
William Thomas Ritchie.png Professor William Thomas Ritchie[8] 1935 1937
Edwin Bramwell.png Edwin Bramwell 1933 1935 Son of Byrom Bramwell (see below)
Robert Thin.png Robert Thin 1931 1933
Norman Walker. Photograph by Drummond Young. Wellcome V0027303.jpg Norman Purvis Walker[9] 1929 1931
Robert Alexander Fleming.png Robert Alexander Fleming 1927 1929
George Matthew Robertson[10] 1925 1927
George Lovell Gulland.png George Lovell Gulland[11] 1923 1925
Robert William Philip.png Sir Robert William Philip[12] 1918 1923
William Russell.png Professor William Russell[13] 1916 1918
Alexander Hugh Freeland Barbour. Photograph by Paul Laib aft Wellcome V0028647.jpg Alexander Hugh Freeland Barbour 1914 1916
John James Graham Brown.png John James Graham Brown 1912 1914 Son of Thomas Brown Free Church moderator. Lecturer in Neurology in University of Edinburgh, born 6 September 1853; died 1925
Sir Byrom Bramwell. Photograph by A. Swan Watson. Wellcome V0026086.jpg Sir Byrom Bramwell 1910 1912
William Allan Jamieson.png Sir William Allan Jamieson[14] 1908 1910
John Playfair 1908 1908
Charles Underwood.png Charles Edward Underhill 1906 1908 Died in office
John Playfair 1904 1906
Thomas Smith Clouston.jpg Sir Thomas Smith Clouston 1902 1904
Thomas Richard Fraser.jpg Sir Thomas Richard Fraser 1900 1902
James Andrew[15] 1898 1900
John Batty Tuke.png Sir John Batty Tuke 1895 1898
William Tennant Gairdner1891.jpg Sir William Tennant Gairdner[16] 1893 1895
Sir Alexander Russell Simpson. Photograph. Wellcome V0027177.jpg Sir Alexander Russell Simpson 1891 1893
Thomas Grainger Stewart.jpg Sir Thomas Grainger Stewart 1889 1891
Robert Peel Ritchie.png Robert Peel Ritchie 1887 1889
Andrew Douglas Maclagan 1881.jpg Andrew Douglas Maclagan 1884 1887
George Balfour.png George William Balfour 1882 1884
Daniel Rutherford Haldane.png Daniel Rutherford Haldane 1879 1882
Alexander Peddie.png Alexander Peddie[17] 1877 1879
Alexander Keiller[18] 1875 1877
William Henry Lowe.png William Henry Lowe 1873 1875
Robert Paterson.png Robert Paterson[19] 1871 1873
Andrew Halliday Douglas[20] 1869 1871
Dr John Moir 1867 1869
John Smith Snr.png Dr John Smith 1865 1867
John Burt.png John Graham MacDonald Burt 1863 1865
Dr David Craigie 1861 1863
Alexander Wood b.1817.jpg Alexander Wood 1858 1861
David MacLagan. Photograph after a painting presented 1856. Wellcome V0028750.jpg David Maclagan 1856 1857
James Begbie.png James Begbie 1854 1856
Thomas Stewart Traill. Lithograph. Wellcome V0005885.jpg Thomas Stewart Traill 1852 1854
James Young Simpson.png Sir James Young Simpson 1850 1852
William Seller.png Dr William Seller 1848 1850
Sir Robert Christison2.jpg Sir Robert Christison 1846 1848 2nd term
William Beilby 1844 1846
Robert Renton 1842 1844
Robert Graham (botanist).jpg Robert Graham 1840 1842
Sir Robert Christison2.jpg Sir Robert Christison 1838 1840 1st term
William Pulteney Alison.png William Alison 1836 1838
John Thomson Geddes.jpg John Thomson 1834 1836
Dr Joshua Henry Davidson 1833 1834 2nd term
Dr John MacWhirter 1831 1833
Dr Joshua Henry Davidson 1829 1831 1st term
Alexander Morison.jpg Dr Alexander Morison 1827 1829
Alexander Monro (tertius) by JW Gordon.jpg Dr Alexander Monro 1825 1827
Andrew Duncan, the elder.jpg Dr Andrew Duncan, Snr 1824 1825
Andrew Duncan, Jnr 1822 1824
Dr James Buchan 1819 1822
Thomas Charles Hope.jpg Dr Thomas Charles Hope 1815 1819
James Hamilton. Coloured mezzotint by C. Turner after H. Rae Wellcome V0002546.jpg Dr James Hamilton (the Younger) 1812 1815
Dr James Home 1809 1812
Dr Charles Stuart 1806 1809
Dr Thomas Spens 1803 1806 son of Nathaniel Spens (see below)
William Wright 1735-1819.jpg Dr William Wright 1801 1803
Dr Gregory bust.jpg Dr James Gregory 1798 1801
Rutherford Daniel.jpg Dr Daniel Rutherford 1796 1798
Dr Nathaniel Spens 1794 1796
Dr James Hamilton the Elder 1792 1794
Andrew Duncan, the elder.jpg Dr Andrew Duncan, Snr 1790 1792
Joseph Black b1728.jpg Dr Joseph Black 1788 1790
Dr James Hay 1786 1788
John Hope. Coloured etching by J. Kay, 1786. Wellcome V0002873.jpg Dr John Hope 1784 1786
Dr John Gardiner 1782 1784
Alexander Munro secundus.jpg Dr Alexander Monro 1779 1782
Gregory Grant. Crop of etching by J. Kay.jpg Dr Gregory Grant 1777 1779
Francis Home (1719-1813).jpg Dr Francis Home 1775 1777
William Cullen.jpg Dr William Cullen 1773 1775
Dr Colin Drummond 1772 1773
John Boswell (physician).jpg Dr John Boswell 1770 1772
Sir Stuart Threipland (1716-1805).png Sir Stuart Threipland 1766 1770
Robert Whytt. Oil painting by G.B. Bellucci, 1738. Wellcome L0050559.jpg Dr Robert Whytt 1763 1766
Sir Alexander Dick, Bt.jpg Sir Alexander Dick, Bt 1756 1763
John Rutherford (1695-1779).png Dr John Rutherford 1752 1756
Dr William Porterfield 1748 1752
Dr William Cochran 1744 1748
Dr John Clerk 1740 1744
Dr Robert Lowis 1735 1740
Dr John Riddell 1731 1735
Dr Francis Pringle 1727 1731
Dr John Drummond 1722 1727
Dr James Forrest 1719 1722
Dr William Stewart 1716 1719
Dr Matthew Sinclare 1708 1716
Dr William Eccles 1706 1708
Dr James Halket 1704 1706
Dr Alexander Dundas 1702 1704
Dr Robert Trotter 1700 1702
Dr Matthew Sinclare 1698 1700
Sir Thomas Burnet[21] 1696 1698
Dr Robert Trotter[22] 1694 1698
Sir Archibald Stevenson[23] 1694[24] 1694 2nd term
Sir Andrew Balfour[25] 1685 ?
Robert-sibbald-(1641-1722).jpg Sir Robert Sibbald[26] 1684 1685
Sir Archibald Stevenson[27] 1681 1684 1st term, elected ‘at the inaugural meeting of the College on 18 January 1682’[28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Interview: Sir John Crofton". Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Sir Ian Hill (1905–1982), Professor of Medicine | Art UK".
  4. ^ "Interview: Sir Stanley Davidson". Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Archived from the original on 22 January 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Interview: William Alister Alexander". Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
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  12. ^ "Sir Robert Philip". The Scotsman. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
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  14. ^ Craig, W. S. History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.1076
  15. ^ Craig, W. S. History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.1076
  16. ^ Lee, Thomas Alexander. Seekers of Truth: The Scottish Founders of Modern Public Accountancy. p. 143.
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  18. ^ Craig, W. S. History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.1076
  19. ^ Craig, W. S. History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.1076
  20. ^ Craig, W. S. History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.1076
  21. ^ Craig, W. S. History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.1076
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  23. ^ Craig, W. S. History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.1076
  24. ^ McCrae, M. Physicians and Society - A History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.36
  25. ^ Craig, W. S. History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.1076
  26. ^ Craig, W. S. History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.1076
  27. ^ Craig, W. S. History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.1076
  28. ^ McCrae, M. Physicians and Society - A History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, p.25
  • Charter and regulations of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. RCPE. 1789. p. 97.