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Alexander Monro (Primus)


1697 - 1767

Anatomist. Monro became Professor of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh in 1720. He is noted as the founder of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and he established Edinburgh as a major centre of medical teaching and research. Monro was succeeded in the Chair of Anatomy by his son and grandson (who shared the same name) a lineage which spanned 128 years.


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