Biography of Robert Kennedy
Robert Kennedy (1865-1924) was a University graduate and the first St Mungo Professor of Surgery, from 1911 until his death in 1924.
Born in Glasgow, Kennedy graduated from the University BSc (1887), MA (1888) and MB CM with commendation in 1890. He was subsequently awarded the degrees of MD with honours (in 1896) and Dsc (in 1899), specialising in research into the nervous system. He worked as a surgeon in the Outdoor Department at the city's Victoria Infirmary from 1892 to 1896 and at the Western Infirmary from 1896 to 1900, and he was an assistant surgeon at the Western from 1900 to 1910, as well as a lecturer in Applied Anatomy at the University from 1906 to 1911.
As St Mungo Professor of Surgery, Kennedy was an ex-officio Surgeon in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. During the First World War, he was Senior and Consulting Surgeon in the Orthopaedic Department of the Scottish National Red Cross Hospital at Bellahouston in the city. In 1918 he became Director and Consulting Surgeon at the Shakespeare Hospital in Glasgow, and in 1919 was appointed Surgeon in Chief at the Bellahouston Hospital.
Born 19 October 1869, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 3 June 1924.
University Link: Graduate, Lecturer, Professor
GU Degrees: BSc, 1887; MA, 1888; MB CM, 1890; MD, 1896; DSc, 1899; BSc, 1893;
Occupation categories: surgeons
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Record last updated: 1st Jun 2015