Sir John Weir, GCVO, Royal Victorian Chain (19 October 1879 – 17 April 1971), MB ChB Glasgow 1907, FFHom 1943, Physician Royal to several twentieth century monarchs.

Born in Paisley Renfrewshire Scotland, Dr Weir was to become Physician Royal to King George V (reigned 1910-36; Weir his physician from 1918), King Edward VIII (reigned 1936), King George VI (reigned 1936-52), Queen Elizabeth II (physician 1952-68), and King Haakon VII (1872-1957) of Norway, whose wife Maud (1869-1938) was the youngest daughter of King Edward VII (1841-1910).

Weir received his medical education first at Glasgow University MB ChB 1907, and then on a sabbatical year in Chicago under the tutelage of Dr James Tyler Kent of Hering Medical College during 1908-9, along with Drs Harold Fergie Woods (1883-1961) and Douglas Borland (1885-1961).

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