This inaugural Semon lecture was given at University College, January 22 and 24, 1913 by Dr Peter McBride. The published version of the lecture is largely concerned with giving a history of Sir Felix Semon’s life, with particular emphasis on Semon’s role in developing largyngology as a medical speciality.
Journal article version of the lecture
Peter McBride was born in Hamburg on the 16th August 1854 and active for most of his professional life in Edinburgh. Unusually for a Semon lecturer, he was qualified as a physician, reflecting the position of laryngology as a medical, rather than surgical, specialty in the late nineteenth century.