Sir James McGrigor 250th anniversary

Posted on 10th December 2020

2021 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir James McGrigor, the Father of the British Army Medical Services.

The University of Aberdeen has published a biography of McGrigor, which includes an excellent video and book producd by MedChi member, Mr Tom Scotland.

The Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society intend to hold a “virtual seminar" on Thursday 15 April. This will be open to alumni and MedChi members, as well as other guests. Further details will be available in due course.

The Society, along with the Lord Provost and representatives from Aberdeen City Council will be running a commemorative civic event at the McGrigor obelisk in Duthie Park at 11.00 am on Friday 9 April, 2021. The guests at the commemorative wreath laying will include Mr Barney Crockett, the Lord Provost, Professor George Boyne, the Principal of University of Aberdeen, Brigadier Timothy Hodgetts, the Director-General of the Army, Sir James and Lady Mary McGrigor, Professor Alison Murray, President of Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society, Professor Linda Lynch, chairperson NHS Grampian and other invited guests.  The invitation to attend will be open to the members of all the organisations involved and will be contingent on the Covid-19 restrictions applying at the time.


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2020/21 Programme

Posted on 29th August 2020

The Presidential Programme 2020/21 has been published. Lectures before Christmas will be zoom meetings. Unfortunately the Annual Founders' Dinner planned for November has been cancelled. There are provisional bookings for the Burns' Supper (22 January) and Famous For Five Minutes (8 May). It is hoped to hold a Heritage Event later in the year.

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History of Primary Care

Posted on 28th May 2014

"Times they are a Changing" said Bob Dylan, and if you remember that song you must be of a certain age.

Medicine and your Medical Practice have changed a lot in our lifetime and memories of these changes will quickly fade. As well as your own memories you will have heard stories from older senior partners and patients about your Practice in the past.

The Med Chi would like to try and record these memories for the future before they are lost for ever.

There are many ways how the history may be recorded.

* Written recollections; * Recorded interviews; * Photographs and copies of Practice documents; * Books and articles written by your predecessors and colleagues.

Stuart Duncan and Peter Duffus would like to invite you to a meeting at a suitable time to discuss how we might take the project forward.

If you have an interest in recording the History of your Practice, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. \n and we will then arrange a meeting at a suitable time.

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