Biography of Robert Freer
Robert Freer (c 1747-1827) was Regius Professor of the Practice of Medicine at the University, from 1796 until his death in 1827.
Freer was a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (MA, 1765) and studied Medicine in Holland before going to America during the Revolutionary War as a surgeon. He was awarded an MD by King's College, Aberdeen in 1779 and was in private practice in Edinburgh before his appointment to the Chair at Glasgow.
In 1825, Freer successfully petitioned the Faculty to appoint his nephew, Dr Whitsone, to assist him with his teaching and examining work.