Edinburgh Medical Students
"I found the EdinPhoto web site while looking
for information on my great great uncle, John Robert Holmes who studied
medicine at Edinburgh university at the same time, more or less, as Arthur
Conan Doyle, Stevenson and Barrie, though Stevenson is a good few years
older so I am a little skeptical about that!
Both Doyle and my uncle were born in 1859 and,
if the photo is to be believed studied medicine at about the same time.
My uncle lead an undistinguished career as a
Home Counties GP. He was one of the earliest doctors to eschew the use of
leeches as a treatment. He was often heard to be treating those in
need who could not afford to pay."
Hilary Luder, August 18, 2013