TitleCollection of Alexander Peddie
DescriptionPeddie originally started working in bank but was advised by Dr John Abercromby to study medicine. He was apprenticed to James Syme who made him superintendent while still a student of a private hospital he had established in Minto House. In 1835 Peddie graduated MD and became a licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The following year he negotiated to take over Minto House from Syme and ran it successfully as a private hospital for 15 years. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1845 and served as its President 1878-1879. He is most noted for urging the formation of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in 1867 and the Edinburgh Dental Hospital in 1878. He was a keen singer and acted as secretary to the Amateur Vocal Club for twenty years.
[Source: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2008 Volume 38/2]

Contents: Collected Medical Papers, 1845-1894; drawing by Noel Paton, 1897
Extent2 volumes; 1 drawing
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