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George William Balfour

Birthplace: Manse of Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Lewis Balfour, Minister of Sorn and Henrietta Scott Balfour
Husband of Henrietta Balfour; Margaret Bethune Balfour and Agnes Balfour
Brother of Marion Wilson; Margaret Isabella Stevenson and Mackintosh Balfour

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About George William Balfour

Biographical Summary

Balfour, George William. 02/06/1823-09/08/1903. Ref: 95. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Manse of Sorn, Ayrshire.
  • Place of Death: Colinton, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Physician Cardiologist.
  • Appointments Held: General Practitioner in Midlothian 1846-57; Physician 1866, Royal Hospital for Sick Children; Physician 1867-82, Consulting Physician 1882-99, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MD (St Andrews 1845).
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D (Edinburgh 1884, St Andrews 1896).
  • Marital Status: Married 1st (1848) Agnes Thomson d1851, 2nd (1854) Margaret Bethune Craig d1879, 3rd (1881) Henrietta Usher.
  • Mother: Henrietta Scott Smith.
  • Father: Rev Lewis Balfour, DD. Minister of Sorn, Ayrshire later of Colinton, Edinburgh.
  • Other Family: Brother-in-law of Thomas Stevenson FRSE 1818-87.
  • References: DNB, 2nd Supplement, 1, 1912, 88-9; BMJ. 1903, p439.
  • Memberships: FRCPE (1861, President 1882-4).
  • Date of Election: 06/01/1879.
  • Proposers: Sir Andrew Douglas Maclagan, Thomas Stevenson, Alexander Crum Brown, Sir William Turner (Billet 16/12/1878).
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 50

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June 2, 1823
Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 24
Age 30
Age 57
August 9, 1903
Age 80
Edinburgh, Scotland