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Biography of William Loudon Reid

William Loudon Reid
William Loudon Reid

William Loudon Reid graduated from the University MBChB in 1866 and MD in 1869. He was born in Motherwell in 1875 and educated at St. John’s Grammar School in Hamilton.

A highly successful medical student, Reid won prizes in Surgery, Botany and Anatomy during his time here. He was also a student of the notable Professor Lister and for a time acted as his dresser. Upon graduating, Reid practised medicine in central Glasgow and began to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology. He was appointed outdoor physician-accoucheur to Glasgow Maternity Hospital in 1877, and later became the physician for diseases of women at the Western Infirmary .

In 1889 Reid became a professor of midwifery and disease of women and children at the Anderson College of Medicine, and later served as the physician and lecturer in clinical gynaecology at the Western Infirmary. Reid was recognised as a pioneer in the scientific development of obstetrics and gynaecology, and was made a Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1877.


William Loudon Reid
GU Degrees: MB CM, 1866; MD, 1869;
University Link: Graduate
Record last updated: 10th Jan 2017

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