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DHA Boyd
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Volume 35: Issue 2: 2005




In the nineteenth century, the Highlands of Scotland provided many people to the medical profession.  One such person, Dr JGS Coghill, served in the Crimean War, was  an  early  European  doctor  and  traveller  in  China  and  Japan, had  a  brief association with Sir JY Simpson and obstetrics, and finally served the Royal National Hospital for Consumption,Ventnor, in the field of tuberculosis until his death.  Four members of his family also became doctors, two of whom served overseas.