Sir Thomas Peter Anderson Stuart
STUART, Sir THOMAS PETER ANDERSON (1856-1920), professor of physiology and medical administrator, was born on 20 June 1856 at Dumfries, Scotland, son of Alexander Stuart, master clothier and tailor, and his wife Jane, née Anderson. The only child of Alexander's second marriage, Thomas had one surviving half-sister, Annie, whose mother and three brothers had died of tuberculosis. His father was a member of the town council and a local magistrate.
Educated at Dumfries Academy until aged 14, Anderson Stuart was apprenticed to a pharmacist. He passed his preliminary examinations at 16, but was prevented by regulations from sitting for his finals until he reached the age of 21. In 1874 he passed the preliminary examinations for entry into medicine at the University of Edinburgh (M.B., C.M., 1880; M.D., 1882). He spent a year at a gymnasium at Wolfenbuttel, Germany, improving his French and German, and late ...Read more at the source website