William Macewen

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

William Macewen was born in Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute, Scotland back in 1848.  He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, graduating with a medical degree in 1872.  He helped revolutionize surgery by developing antisepsis, thus decreasing drastically the enormous mortality of surgical patients due to infections.

He became one of the most innovative surgeons of his time.  In 1880, he began training nurses at the infirmary focusing upon sterilization under the charge of Mrs. Rebecca Strong.  He was knighted in the 1902 Coronation Honors for his service to medicine.  In 1916, he helped to found the Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailor and Soldiers in Erskine.  He was the hospitals first chief surgeon, he also designed the Erskine artificial limb.  He died in Glasgow in 1924, he was 75.

What you may not know about Dr. Macewen is that he was a pioneer in modern brain surgery. He is considered the father of neurosurgery and contributed and contributed to the development of the bone graft surgery techniques, the surgical treatment of hernia repair and for the removal of the lung.

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Comments (18)

Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Hi James,

I trust Dr. Macewen trained many to follow in his footsteps so his good work could be continued. He must have been incredibly dedicated.

Aug 25, 2021 03:17 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Looks like he knew what he was doing.

It would be nice to have him around now with the virus!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 25, 2021 04:37 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. William was a pioneer who desreves credit for his contributions. Enjoy your day.

Aug 25, 2021 05:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - obviously a very intelligent person but a name I will likely forget as soon as read the next post because that's the way my brain seems to function in many situations.  The brain buffet allows me to pick-and-choose even with the exercises you share with profiles on  a daily basis that enlighten and inform.  

Aug 25, 2021 05:21 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have known people that have had hernia surgery and it seems like it was quite successful each and every time.

Aug 25, 2021 05:48 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing this mans life with us James Dray 

I hope you have a great day 😎

Aug 25, 2021 05:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Keep cool, stay safe and have a great day.

Aug 25, 2021 05:53 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Quite an achievement for this very talented doctor James. Although I never heard of him before, he was extremely a very smart man.

Aug 25, 2021 06:26 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Wow, what a list of accomplishments this doctor has!  Thank you for sharing another wonderful pioneer of medicine. A

Aug 25, 2021 06:29 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - he certainly had many patients to work with given the horrors of the Great War.

Aug 25, 2021 06:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... now that is one amazing man! Truly ahead of his times and he left a lasting legacy.

Aug 25, 2021 06:56 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James! Doing neurosurgery back in those conditions must have been quite the feat!

Aug 25, 2021 08:08 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Okay, that one would be a bit scary. Imagine brain surgery back then. YIKES.

Aug 25, 2021 08:12 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

William was truly blessed by God and he used those blessings well to help out all of mankind James Dray .

Aug 25, 2021 09:19 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I am amazed at all that he did. We have a tremendous appreciation for neurosurgeons. 

Aug 25, 2021 10:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, your history lessons for us always shows how far medicine has come in the last 200 years!

Aug 25, 2021 02:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

It's always interesting to read about life-saving innovations and where, and when, they were created.

Aug 25, 2021 04:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OK I would let him futz with my hernia but not so sure if I would let him futz with my brain:)Endre

Aug 25, 2021 11:08 PM