Mr Ian Alexander McGregor presented his Semon Lecture on the 4th of November 1976 at the Royal Society of Medicine. He notes that techniques for oral malignancy excision were perfected before 1950 and that cure rates have not changed since then, but patient quality of life has. He then highlights the difference between a single tumour and a multifocal one before finishing off by outlining different surgical techniques and the potential functional and cosmetic outcomes.
Ian McGregor was born on the 6th of June 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland. During his career, he published a number of books, including the renowned Fundamental Techniques in Plastic Surgery, and papers. He also received numerous accolades, including his appointments as President of The British Association of Plastic Surgeons and President of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.