John Couper

Biography of John Couper

John Couper (1794-1855) was an alumnus of the University and Regius Professor of Materia Medica from 1833 until his death.

Born in Glasgow, Couper matriculated to study at the University in 1808 and was awarded the degree of MD by the University of Edinburgh in 1816. He was a surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1824.

During his time at the University, Couper lobbied the Faculty unsuccessfully to attach a salary to his Chair.


John Couper

Born 1794, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 11 May 1855.
University Link: Alumnus, Professor
Occupation categories: physicians
Record last updated: 18th Jun 2008

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