William Keiller

William Keiller
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BornAuchendinny House, Lasswade, Scotland
Died22 February 1931(1931-02-22) (aged 69)
Galveston, Texas
EducationMontrose Academy, Perth Academy, University of Edinburgh
OccupationProfessor of Anatomy
Known forAnatomy teaching, Anatomy illustrations
Medical career
InstitutionsUniversity of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Notable worksNerve Tracts of the Brain and Cord

William Keiller (4 July 1861 – 22 February 1931) was a Scottish born anatomist who trained in anatomy at the Edinburgh Extramural School of Medicine and was appointed as the first Professor of Anatomy at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, a post he held for 40 years. He served as Dean of the UTMB Medical School and as President of the Texas Medical Association. Many of his anatomical drawings and paintings are preserved and displayed at the Blocker History of Medicine collection at UTMB Moody Medical Library.

Auchendinny House, Midlothian, Scotland

Early life

William Keiller was born in Auchendinny House, Lasswade, Scotland, on 4 July 1861.[1] He was the son of Mathewson Keiller (1805–1876) and Hannah Napier, who married in Montrose in 1865.[2] He went to school at Montrose Academy (aged 10–11) then to Perth Academy (aged 11–15) before matriculating in Arts at the University of Edinburgh in 1877 at the age of 16 and graduating MA in 1881.[3]

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