Sir Dr Robert William Philip
(1857-1939)

Died aged c. 82

Sir Robert William Philip Kt FRCPE FRCP FRSE FRCSE (29 December 1857 – 25 January 1939) was a Scottish physician and pioneer in the treatment and control of tuberculosis.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Thomas Nugent on Geograph
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In memory of Sir Robert W. Philip 1857-1939 physician, statesman of preventative medicine, first Professor of Tuberculosis in the University of Edinburgh. Near this place, in 1887, Dr Robert W. Philip founded a tuberculosis dispensary, the first clinic in the world dedicated to fighting a disease of which he foretold man's eventual mastery. His vision has brought hope to many lands.

Bank Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they founded the first tuberculosis clinic in the world

Sir Robert Philip pioneer in the crusade against tuberculosis lived in this house from 1898 until 1938

45 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they lived (1898-1938)