Astute medical politician
Walter Galbraith was born in Glasgow, educated at Glasgow Academy and the Leys School Cambridge, and then completed his medical training in Glasgow.
He served with the British Expeditionary Force during the First World War.
He became President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was a founder member & third President of BAUS.
Galbraith was involved in the birth of the NHS, the Scottish Health Services Council, the Joint Consultants and Specialists Committee and the Medical Whitley Council.
His autograph was sourced in 1949. For more detailed biographical information, go to Walter Galbraith's entry in the Famous Urologists' Room.
Source of the Autograph
Walter Galbraith's autograph was sourced from the official photograph taken on his election to President of BAUS in 1949. The source remains in the archive at the BAUS Offices in the Royal College of Surgeons.
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