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HM The Queen Mother (1900–2002)

© estate of Stanley Cursiter. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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On 7th November 1959, in reply to the toast to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, proposed by Dr Rae Gilchrist, Her Majesty said: 'The progress in medical science in the last few decades has been prodigious. But we must not forget the pioneers of earlier years whose work did so much to advance the diagnosis and treatment of illness. It is a source of pride to reflect how many of these were Scotsmen practising in this city… Your services to hospitals and in the fields of discovery are often recorded – and rightly.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh





oil on canvas


H 127 x W 101 cm

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ Scotland

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