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The Regius Chair of Military Surgery in the University of Edinburgh, 1806-55

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List of figures Preface 1 Academic backgrounds of candidates who entered the medical services of the army and navy during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries 2 Stimulus for the teaching of Military Medicine and Surgery in Edinburgh 3 The second Regius Professor of Military Surgery Dr George (later Sir George) Ballingall 4 Ballingall's university and other special activities, the problems he encountered in Edinburgh, and withdrawal of government funding for the Chair of Military Surgery shortly after his death 5 The two holders of the Regius Chair of Military Surgery in Edinburgh - John Thomson and George Ballingall: the topics covered in their teaching courses Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4 Appendix 5 Bibliography Index


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