Scottish surgeon. MA, University of Glasgow, 1822. Entered Middlesex Hospital, London, as a pupil, 1822; assistant surgeon, 1836, surgeon 1842. Also entered the Great Windmill Street School of Anatomy, 1827. Member of Royal College of Surgeons, 1828; fellow 1843; served on its college council, 1858–65. Published on and edited works by Sir Charles Bell, his brother-in-law.