Lewis Robertson Sutherland Spain Scotland

Biography of Lewis Robertson Sutherland

Lewis Robertson Sutherland graduated MB ChB from the University in 1890 and became Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the University of St Andrews.

Born at Gibraltar, son of Reverend Andrew Sutherland MA 1831, Sutherland enrolled at the University in 1880, aged 17 to study Medicine. Upon graduation, Sutherland studied in Frankfurt and Berlin, returning to Glasgow where he was resident physician and surgeon in the Western Infirmary. From 1891 he was Assistant to Professor Joseph Coats and demonstrator of pathology in the Western Infirmary as well as pathologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. He was the editor in the forth and fifth editions of Professor Coats' A Manual of Pathology.

In 1899 he was appointed Chair of Pathology at University College, Dundee, a position he held for 32 years. In 1932, he was conferred an honorary LLD by the University of St Andrews.


Other Online Resources

Printed Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, A Roll of the Graduates of the University of Glasgow from 31st December, 1727 to 31st Decmeber, 1897, with short biographical notes, Glasgow : J. MacLehose & Sons, p.594

Archival Materials

  • R3/1/1 Roll of Graduates (Vol 2)


Lewis Robertson Sutherland
Born 4 April 1863.
Died 6 November 1933.
GU Degree: MB CM, 1890; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: pathologists; physicians; surgeons
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1890, Professor of Pathology of the University of St Andrews
Record last updated: 29th Apr 2014

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Spain Spain, Gibraltar
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Scotland Scotland, Fife, Newport
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