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Alexander Monro


  1. Alexander Monro III of Craiglockhart, FRSE FRCPE FSA MWS, was a Scottish anatomist and medical educator at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. According to his detractors, Monro was an uninspired anatomist who did not compare with his brilliant father or grandfather as a teacher or scientist. His students included Charles Darwin who asserted that Monro "made his lectures on human anatomy as dull as he was himself.
  2. Alexander Monro of Craiglockhart and Cockburn FRSE FRCPE was a Scottish anatomist, physician and medical educator. To distinguish him as the second of three generations of physicians of the same name, he is known as secundus. His students included the naval physician and abolitionist Thomas Trotter. Alexander was from the distinguished Munro of Auchinbowie family. His major achievements included, describing the lymphatic system, providing the most detailed elucidation of the musculo-skeletal system to date and introducing clinical medicine into the curriculum. He is known for the Monro-Kellie doctrine on intracranial pressure.
    • born on (282 years ago)
    • education: University of Edinburgh
    • profession: Physician
    • died on (198 years ago)
  3. Alexander Monro was the Principal of Edinburgh University from 1685 to 1690.
    • born in (368 years ago)
    • died in (318 years ago)

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Google previewLives of illustrious and distinguished Scotsman, forming a complete Scottish biographic dictionary (1841)

Embellished with splendid and authentic Portraits. Verstehendes Exemplar kam im Juli 1859 an der Stelle das früher hier Stehender u ab. d. Titel: "A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsman. 4 Voll. Gl. 1839 by Robert Chambers

and Dr Alexander Monro secundum, of whose life we shall proceed to give an extended notice. Dr Monro secundum, was the youngest son of Dr Alexander Monro primus, whose life has just been commemorated, and was born at Edinburgh ...

Google previewBiographia Scotica; or, Scottish biographical dictionary (1805)

by John Stark (of Edinburgh.)

Alexander Monro was the first university professor of anatomy. The plan for a medical education b'-ing still incomplete withoutan hospital, subscriptions were set on ...

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