On This Day: 1st of January

On this day in 1958:

Discovery of first beta-blocking heart drug to treat coronary heart disease
Sir James BlackIn the 1950s James Black developed propranolol, the beta-blocker which revolutionized the medical management of angina.

On this day in 1968:

First full time professor of Neurosurgery in Scotland is appointed
Bryan Jennett, who in 1974 co-authored the famous Glasgow Coma Scale, was appointed as the first full-time Professor of Neurosurgery in Scotland.

On this day in 1977:

Discovery of the first drug to block stomach acid secretion to treat gastric ulcers
Sir James BlackJames Black, lecturer in the 1950s, developed the drug cimetidine to treat stomach ulcers which became the highest selling drug in the world.

On this day in 1995:

Knighthood of Michael Bond is announced
Michael BondIn the New Years Honours List, it is announced that Michael Bond is to receive a knighthood.

Births and Deaths

Ralph Alexander RaphaelOn this day in 1921
Ralph Alexander Raphael was born.

On this day in 1860
Hugh Cameron was born.

On this day in 1864
John Clarke was born.

On this day in 1854
Sir James George Frazer was born.

On this day in 1866
John Cunningham Duncanson was born.

On this day in 1868
Robert Lamond was born.

On this day in 1867
David Muir was born.

On this day in 1869
Herbert Yearnshaw was born.

On this day in 1724
Upton Scott was born.

On this day in 1873
William Abernethy was born.

On this day in 1880
Thomas Brodie was born.

On this day in 1977
Annie Isabel Henderson died.

On this day in 1886
George Hope was born.

On this day in 1882
John Kaye was born.

On this day in 1890
Mary Hamilton White Lee was born.

On this day in 1880
Archibald McLaren was born.

On this day in 1877
Peter Moir was born.

On this day in 1873
Neil Ross was born.

On this day in 1889
William Frederick Sparey was born.

On this day in 1885
Hugh Baird Spens was born.

On this day in 1881
Matthew Stewart was born.

On this day in 1875
Walter Lewis Thomson was born.

On this day in 1887
James Watson was born.

On this day in 1880
Charles Alexander Young was born.

On this day in 1891
Duncan Campbell Mactavish was born.

On this day in 1893
Jossel Jankel Borwein was born.

On this day in 1889
John Richmond McIntosh was born.

On this day in 1890
Annie Evelyn McMichael was born.

On this day in 1897
Panaiotis Inglessis was born.

On this day in 1878
Josiah Stranaghan Harbinson was born.

On this day in 1791
Walter Henry was born.

On this day in 1886
Gertrude McCusker was born.

On this day in 1891
John Stuart Prentice was born.

On this day in 1888
Dhanpat Rai Sethi was born.

On this day in 1889
John Gilchrist was born.

On this day in 1886
Tsoo Hong Lee was born.

On this day in 1892
William Alexander McInnes was born.

Winston Campbell matriculation slip 1951-1952On this day in 1923
Dr Winston Spencer Campbell was born.

On this day in 1895
Mary Grimes was born.

On this day in 1893
Agnus McAlpine Scott was born.

Matthew Liddell, Matriculation Slip 1938-39On this day in 2008
Rev. Matthew Liddell died.

On this day in 2017
Basil Walston Ribbons died.