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Scan of Portrait of William Spang


Shown here is a portrait of William Spang, an apothecary and one of the College founders.

This portrait is held within the College Hall of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, hanging next to two of the other College founders, Peter Lowe and Robert Hamilton. Lowe was a surgeon and Hamilton was a physician. Thus, since its beginnings in 1599, the College has been the only multidisciplinary postgraduate medical institution in the UK.

Scan of Portrait of William Spang




“Scan of Portrait of William Spang,” Heritage, accessed October 24, 2021,