David Boswell Reid
(1805-1863)

Died aged c. 58

Prof David Boswell Reid MD FRSE FRCPE (1805 – 5 April 1863) was a British physician, chemist and inventor. Through reports on public hygiene and ventilation projects in public buildings, he made a reputation in the field of sanitation. He has been called the "grandfather of air-conditioning".

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

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St George's Hall World's first air-conditioned building 1851 Engineer David Boswell Reid

St George's Place, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they worked