E B Jamieson: Anatomist & Shetlander

Edward Bald Jamieson, who enjoys a singular place in the history of the Edinburgh Medical School, was born in 1876 and died in 1956.

Due to his complex character, his personal remoteness, involvement with students and his powers of scholarship and writing, generations of medical students were affected by his teaching and style. His influence on them was quite remarkable. It is to those who knew him or heard the legends of this man for whom this publication is written as well as to perpetuate his memory.

George Cleghorn: The surgeon-anatomist

George Cleghorn (1716-1789), medical pioneer and gifted surgeon-anatomist, was born in Granton, just outside Edinburgh, on the 18 December 1716. Cleghorn was the son of a farmer and the youngest of five children. He was educated at the local grammar school in Cramond, before being sent to Edinburgh in 1728 to gain further knowledge of Latin, Greek, French and mathematics. He entered the University of Edinburgh in 1731 as a student of physic and surgery. Cleghorn studied under and lodged with Dr Alexander Monro for five years.