The Monros – three medical dynasties with a common origin
By Iain Macintyre and Alexander Munro
Kind permission Rona Gloag, Senior Production Editor
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
An earlier version, not peer reviewed and without references, is freely available from Surgeons News online at
The second part of that family saga is available in the next issue, also online, with an account of Charles Monro, who brought rugby union to New Zealand and whom they refer to as the father of New Zealand rugby. Mention there too of his cousin General Charles Monro who commanded the evacuation from Gallipoli, the only successful part of that disastrous campaign.
Dr Alexander Munro