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Biography of Sir Hector Clare Cameron

Sir Hector Clare Cameron
Sir Hector Clare Cameron

Sir Hector Clare Cameron (1843-1928) was a graduate of the University who became Professor of Clinical Surgery, 1900 to 1910, and was Dean of Faculties from 1921 until 1929. He was awarded an honorary LLD in 1912.

Born in Demerara (now Guyana), the son of a sugar planter, Cameron studied at St Andrews, Edinburgh and at the University, where he graduated MB CM in 1866 and MD two years later. He was a house surgeon in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1867 under Professor Joseph Lister, and he was a surgeon there from 1874 until 1881, before moving to the wards of the Western Infirmary. Cameron was a President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, from 1897 until 1900. He was knighted in 1900, the year he was appointed to the University chair, and appointed CBE in 1918.

Cameron wrote Reminiscences of Lister, and of his Work in the Wards of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (1927).


Sir Hector Clare Cameron

Born 30 September 1843, Guyana.
Died 22 November 1928.
GU Degrees: MB CM, 1866; MD, 1868; LLD, 1912;
University Link: Dean of Faculties, Graduate, Professor
Occupation categories: surgeons
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P137705
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