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James Carmichael

Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Born in Edinburgh, James Carmichael was the son of William Carmichael, MD, FRCS. He was educated at the Edinburgh Institution. He was one of the last of those who graduated with a MD immediately on completion of the medical course. As a student he was President of the Royal Medical Society. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1875. After graduation in 1864, he practised in Burntisland, Fife, returning to Edinburgh in 1873, having decided to specialise in diseases of children.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh



oil on canvas


H 78.7 x W 63.5 cm

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presented by the sitter's son, Dr Neil Norman Carmichael

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