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Sir (William) Watson Cheyne, first baronet (1852–1932) by William Charles Penn, 1906 in the collection of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Cheyne, Sir (William) Watson, first baronet (1852–1932), bacteriologist and surgeon, was born at sea, off Hobart Town, Tasmania, on 14 December 1852, the only child of Andrew Cheyne (d. 1867), of Ollaberry, Shetland, captain in the merchant navy, and his wife, Eliza (...


Ogston, Sir Alexander (1844–1929), surgeon and bacteriologist, was born at Ogston's Court, 84 Broad Street, Aberdeen, on 19 April 1844, the elder son of Francis Ogston (bap. 1803, d. 1887), physician, and his wife, Amelia Cadenhead (d. 1852). After attending Archibald Storrie's school...