Sir William Macewen (1848-1924): Surgeon and Clinical Photographer

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The eminent surgeon Sir William Macewen (1848-1924), kept a series of Private Journals (PJs) of cases he encountered on the surgical wards of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI). From 1881 photographs featured in the PJs, soon afterwards Macewen began to duplicate images and mount them on boards, which formed the basis of his teaching collection. When he moved to the University of Glasgow and the Western Infirmary, Glasgow (WI) in 1892 Macewen continued to expand his collection of clinical photographs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalScottish Medical Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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