BORN in Glasgow 12th April, 1862, and educated at Langside Private Academy and Glasgow University, Professor Edgar graduated M.A. in 1882, B.Sc. in 1886, and M.B. and C.M. in the following year. In 1896 he obtained by examination the Fellowship of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow. Before graduation and for a year afterwards he devoted himself especially to the study of midwifery and gynaecology in Glasgow, and then proceeded to the Continent and pursued the subjects under the guidance of Carl Braun, Breisky, Rosthorn, and Martin. More recently he has taken opportunities of seeing the work of Veit, Jacobs, Fritsch, and others, in Germany, France, Holland, and Belgium. From 1890 to 1896 he filled the post of assistant to the Professor of Midwifery in St. Mungo's College, and at different periods held the appointments of Indoor Resident Surgeon, District Physician, and Assistant Surgeon to Glasgow Maternity Hospital, Clinical Assistant to the Gynaecologist, and Resident Gynaecologist in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. In 1896 he was appointed to the Chair of Midwifery and Diseases of Women in Anderson's College, and at the same time became Surgeon to the Samaritan Hospital for Women.
    Professor Edgar is the author of a large number of papers on gynaecology and diseases of women delivered before the Glasgow Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society and the Glasgow Medico Chirurgical Society, and printed in various medical journals. He is a Fellow of the former society and an ex-vice-president of each.

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