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Portrait of Andrew Freeland Fergus 1858-1939 President 1918-1921

Description

Bust-length in a grey suit.

Freeland Fergus studied at the University of Glasgow, graduating MB, CM in 1881 and MD in 1891. After further training in Europe he was appointed Assistant Surgeon at the Glasgow Eye Infirmary in 1882 and full Surgeon in 1890. He was at this post until 1919.

He made several contributions to the field of opthalmology, including the introduction of the sterilisation of instruments and dressings in his practice, and the promotion of the Blind Persons (Scotland) Act of 1920.

Freeland Fergus came from a well-known medical family, with both his father and brother also holding office as President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Date

20th century

Identifier

115

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

76 x 62 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Portrait of Andrew Freeland Fergus 1858-1939 President 1918-1921

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

76 x 62 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Files

GLA_RCPG_PCF_106.jpg

Collection

Citation

Dowell; Charles Rennie (c.1876-1935); Artist, “Portrait of Andrew Freeland Fergus 1858-1939 President 1918-1921,” Heritage, accessed May 18, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/364.