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1947 Glasgow

Glasgow was the first location outside London to host the BAUS Annual meeting. The first two small meetings were held at the Royal College of Surgeons in London in 1945 (the year BAUS was formed) and in 1946.


The 1947 meeting was held in Glasgow from Friday 13 June to Sunday 15 June. The meeting saw the transfer of the Presidential Chair from Ronald Ogier Ward (left) to Clifford Morson, both London surgeons. The fact that Glasgow was chosen as the location for the meeting was a reflection of the strong influence that Scottish surgeons have had on the history and development of urology, and in fhe foundation of BAUS.


Venue & Scientific Programme

The meeting was hosted at the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and included both short paper presentations and Cine-films of “The Neurogenic Bladder” (David Band), “Congenital Abnormalities” (Tom Chapman) and “Extraperitoneal Ureteric Transplantation” (Eric Riches). 


Demonstrations and Visits

Live operating sessions were held at four different hospitals hosted by Tom Chapman, Walter Galbraith, Arthur Jacobs, Willie Mack and Ian Maitland. 


Social Programme

On the Friday, a reception was hosted by the Principal of the University, Sir Hector Hetherington MA LLD.  This was followed by a dinner at the Central Hotel in Glasgow.

On the Saturday there was a bus tour of the Trossachs with dinner in Callander

On the Sunday a cruise was arranged down the river Clyde. 

Eric Riches, a keen photographer sent an album of photographs taken on the Clyde excursion to Willie Mack. Click here to view this album (in a new window) and here to see the covering letter from Eric Riches to Willie Mack.


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