ALEXANDER ROBERT TWEEDIE.
President of the Nottingham Medico-
Alexander Robert Tweedie 14, Oxford Street, Nottingham. M.R.C.S. 8th November 1900; F.R.C.S. 12th December 1901; L.R.C.P. 1900. Junior Scholar, Anatomy & Biology, 1896. Honoary Surgeon, Ear Nose and Throat Department, Nottingham General Hospital; Honoary Laryngologist & Aural Surgeon, Royal Midland Institute for the Blind; Aural Specialist, Local Ministry of Pensions. Colonel Royal Army Medical Corps (Volunteers) (retired). Member of the Medical Committee, National Institute for the Deaf; Member of the Laryngological Section & Member of the Council, Otolaryngological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine; Member of the Nottingham Medico-
Medical Directory 1926
Alexander Robert Tweedie was born at Bickley, Kent, in 1871. He was the third son of Alexander Forbes Tweedie, J.P., of Rawlinson. After finishing his early education at Repton he proceeded to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, and in 1900 obtained the membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians diplomas. In 1901 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. After qualifying he held the appointments of casualty house-
He had a remarkable military career. In 1893 he joined the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, and during the South African War he served as a civil surgeon. He then became surgeon lieutenant in the Kent Artillery (Volunteers) for four years, and on the establishment of the Territorial Army in 1908 he transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps, and took an active part in raising the ambulance of the Nott’s and Derby Mounted Brigade. During the first world war Mr. Tweedie was present at the opening of the Gallipoli campaign and had command of a large medical organisation in Alexandria; and served all through the expedition to Tripoli against the Senussi. Later he administered a large medical district in Upper Egypt, and commanded the Citadel Hospital in Cairo. He was senior medical officer of a division at the final assault on Gaza, and in the pursuit of the Turks in the Jaffa-
In 1908 he was appointed honorary assistant surgeon to the Nottingham Children’s Hospital, and in 1911 to the Nottingham General Hospital. In 1919 he became honorary surgeon to the Nottingham General Hospital, and in 1920 honorary surgeon to the newly created ear, nose and throat department. In 1920 also he was elected to the Nottingham City Council and served on the Health, Asylum Visiting, and Mental Deficiency Committees.
In his professional life he was an outstanding personality. He was vice-
For many years he was intimately connected with the Nottingham and Nott’s Institute for the deaf and Dumb, and it is largely due to his efforts that the institute was housed in an excellent building on Forest Road, Nottingham. He devoted every moment of his spare time to the welfare of the deaf and dumb, and in work his wife was always his constant and most able assistant. He was also active member of the Medical Committee of the National Institute for the Deaf. He was a prominent Freemason, a past master of the Royal Sussex Lodge, and had also held office in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Nottinghamshire.
Mr. Tweedie had a very special affection for his old medical school, Bart’s, and frequently revisited it. To his work he brought whole-
In a personal tribute to Mr. Tweedie by Mr. Herbert Bell Tawes, his successor, it was said:-
B.M.J., April 4th, 1936, page 733
In another tribute to Mr. Tweedie by Mr. Sydney Scott formerly of the International Collegium of Oto-
The Collegium of Oto-
B.M.J., April 11th, 1936, page 776.