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The Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh


Founded 1821


The society was founded in 1821. The first president was Dr Andrew Duncan.

It was based on the successful Medico-Chirurgical Society of London.


In the beginning, the main object of the Society was “communication of facts and the interchange of opinions on medical subjects and the collection and preservation of important practical observations so frequently made by gentleman whose avocations do not permit them to undertake separate publications”.


Today the society has an important social function for hospital doctors, general practitioners and their partners. All consultants and general practitioners are encouraged to join.




President: Hilary Watkinson


Secretary: Mike Cheesbrough