Regius Professor of Surgery (Glasgow)
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Notable Professors have included Joseph Lister (1860–1869), who developed antisepsis through the use of phenol in sterlising instruments and in cleaning wounds, and Sir William Macewen, a pioneer in modern brain surgery who contributed to the development of bone graft surgery, the surgical treatment of hernia and of pneumonectomy (removal of the lungs).
The current occupant is Professor William George, who was previously Professor of Surgery (1981–1999).
Regius Professors of Surgery
- 1815 – John Burns
- 1850 – James Lawrie
- 1860 – Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister
- 1869 – Sir George Husband Baird MacLeod
- 1892 – Sir William Macewen
- 1924 – Archibald Young
- 1939 – Sir Charles Illingworth
- 1964 – Sir Andrew Kay
- 1999 – William George
- 2013 - Andrew Biankin