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James McGrigor Monument

A remarkable obelisk located in Duthie Park a mile (1.5 km) south of the centre of Aberdeen, the James McGrigor Monument is 21m (70 feet) in height and built of Peterhead granite. It commemorates Sir James McGrigor (1771 - 1851), a military surgeon who reformed the Army Medical Service and greatly improved sanitary conditions for soldiers. The monument once stood in the centre of Marischal College of University of Aberdeen, which McGrigor had attended and also served as Rector. It was moved to its current location in the 1890s when the college was extended.


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