Person NameHaldane; Daniel Rutherford (1824-1887)
HistoryHaldane graduated with an M.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1848 and worked as resident physician at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before spending time studying in Vienna and Paris. When he returned to Edinburgh Haldane also returned to working in the infirmary as well as lecturing in the Edinburgh medical school at Surgeons’ Hall on topics including medical jurisprudence and clinical medicine. Haldane was secretary and then president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and also represented the college on the General Medical Council.

His obituary in the British Medical Journal (April 16 1887) stated that he was ‘one of the prominent Fellows of the College of Physicians, Edinburgh, taking for many years a keen interest in everything that could advance the interests and scientific status of that institution; and his unwearied labours on its behalf were suitably acknowledged by his having been twice elected President of the College and presented with a service of plate’

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