The Man who Fought TB

Sir Robert Philip was born in Govan in 1857, a son of the manse. After moving to Edinburgh, Philip was educated at the Royal High School and went on to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

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Circe’s Island

Circe’s Island is the testimony of a TB patient, Isabel Gillard, who was fortunate (if that’s the right word) to have contracted the disease whilst living in Edinburgh at the time of great advances in treatment.

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