David Drummond (academic)

Professor Sir David Drummond C.B.E., K.B.E. (1852–1932) was a British physician and President of the British Medical Association. He was Warden and Vice-Chancellor of Durham University from 1920–1922, having also served as the President of the University's College of Medicine in Newcastle.[1]

Drummond studied Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating with M.B. & M.Ch. in 1874. Drummond was initially an assistant physician at the Children's Hospital, Newcastle before being elected to the position of honourary pathologist and physician at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 1878, which he retired from in 1912 receiving the recognition and post of consulting physician.[1]

Drummond's academic career spanned over fifty years at Durham, which saw him succeed Sir George Hare Philipson as Professor of the Principles and Practice of Medicine, having previously held lectureships in pathology, physiology and therapeutics.[1]

Owing to his services during World War I he was awarded a C.B.E, along with an honourary fellowship from the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. in 1925-26 Drummond also served as a member on the Royal Commission on Lunacy Law and Administration.[1]

Academic offices
Preceded by
John Stapylton Grey Pemberton
Warden & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Durham
Succeeded by
Prof Arthur Robinson


  1. ^ a b c d "SIR DAVID DRUMMOND, M.D., D.C.L". The British Medical Journal. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/pagerender.fcgi?artid=2520934&pageindex=1#page. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 

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