Sir Byrom Bramwell

Physician and Pathologist | Number 10

In 1869 Bramwell graduated with honors in Edinburgh and then practiced at home with his father. By 1871 he was a lecturer in forensic medicine and pathology at the University of Durham School of Medicine,  and physician and pathologist at the Royal Hospital in the same city. In 1877, he received his doctorate and a gold medal for his work, entitled "Reports on clinical cases".

1879 saw him back in Edinburgh as a lecturer in the university medical school and a clinician at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary.  Over the next 30 years, he published around 160 highly influential works spanning many aspects of disease and important guidelines on medical diagnosis and conducting post mortems.

He received a number of academic honorary degrees and was a member of several British and international bodies. He was knighted in 1924 and served as President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, a post later taken up by his son Edwin.


Over the next 30 years, he published around 160 highly influential works spanning many aspects of disease and important guidelines on medical diagnosis and conducting post mortems.