Monday, September 23, 2013

Gibson, Robert McLean (1897-1935)

updated on July 20, 2013


b.1870, Scotland – d. June 30, 1936, Port Said, Egypt. MB, CM October 24, 1896, MD 1900 (Edin.); FRCS (Edin.) 1912. London Missionary Society, medical missionary; sent to Hong Kong 1897. Private hospital, Medical Superintendent, Alice Memorial Hospital 1897-1918. Registered to practice Hong Kong May 6, 1904. Medical Superintendent, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital 1926-35. HKCMC, Treasurer and Secretary 1909-15; Director of Studies 1902-09; Lecturer in Anatomy 1902-12, Clinical Surgery 1909-12, Physiology 1899-1901, Practice of Medicine 1903-05. Life Member, HKU Court since 1911. Life-long member of BMA. Residence, address 1: #2 Fairview, Robinson Road 1904; address 2: #4 Albany 1921. Retired, left Hong Kong May 4, 1935. Died from heart failure at Port Said [1].  Honor: Gibson Ward, Nethersole Hospital 1935; MBE 1936; R.M. Gibson Medal since 1965 [2].

[1] Gibson died at Port Said on June 30, 1936 while returning from England to Hong Kong where he had planned to live on pension.

[2] In 1965, in honor of Gibson's long and dedicated service, Dr. T.Y. Li of HKU presented the R.M. Gibson Gold Medal for award to the student gaining the best result in Pediatrics.

Selected bibliography: The British Medical Journal, July 18, 1936, p.156, Obituary. The China Mail. April 25, 1935, p.8, Tribute to Work of Dr. Gibson. Dafydd Emrys Evans (1987) Constancy of Purpose, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. The Hong Kong Daily Press, April 25, 1935, p.7, Tribute to Dr. Gibson; January 3, 1936, p.6, Local Medical Men Honored. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, May 6, 1904, Notice #341. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, July 3, 1936, p.9, Dr. R.M. Gibson. Supplement of the London Gazette, January 1, 1936, p.14.


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