Thomas Monro

Biography of Thomas Monro

Thomas Munro
Thomas Munro

Thomas Kirkpatrick Monro (1865-1958) was Regius Professor of Practice of Medicine at the University, 1913 to 1936, and he was awarded an LLD in 1937. He was a noted bibliophile and donated an almost complete collection of the printed editions of the works of Sir Thomas Browne to the University Library.

Born in Arbroath, Monro graduated MA from the University in 1884 and then studied Medicine, graduating MB, ChB in 1888. Soon after qualifying Munro worked at the Western Infirmary. He was awarded an MD in 1895. He studied in Vienna, Berlin and Paris before returning to Glasgow as Pathologist at the Victoria Infirmary. He became Physician (1899-1913), Clinical Lecturer and a Manager of Glasgow Royal Infirmary; Director of Glasgow Royal Maternity and Women's Hospital, and Professor of Medicine and Dean of the Medical Faculty at St Mungo's College before his appointment to the University Chair.

Monro was Senior Editor of the Glasgow Medical Journal, Governor of the Royal Technical College, and Chairman Glasgow Workmen's Dwellings Co, as well as a Major in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Among his publications were History of the Chronic Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System (1895), The Physician as a Man of Letters, Science and Action (1933), and The Early Editions of Sir Thomas Browne (Records of Glasgow Bibliographical Society, 1923).


Thomas Monro
Physician and Bibliophile

Died 10 January 1958.
University Link: Alumnus, Honorary Graduate, Professor
GU Degrees: MA, 1884; MD, 1895; LLD, 1937; MB ChB, 1888;
Occupation categories: physicians
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Record last updated: 15th Dec 2016

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