From: "Montreal History and Gazeteer to the year 1892"
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick, John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1892
Peter Munro, son of Dr. Henry Munro, of
Montreal, and grandson of the Honorable John Munro,
U. E. Loyalist, of the
ancient house of Fowlis, County of Rossshire, Scotland, was born at Montreal, 14th September, 1811. He studied under
the celebrated Doctor Robert Nelson, was licensed 23rd April, 1834, and appointed physician to the Hotel Dieu Hospital,
7th September, 1838.
He was one of the founders of the School of Medicine
and Surgery, also called the University of
Victoria, and of the
Montreal Dispensary, with the following medical confreres, viz., Dr. Amoldi, Dr. Badgeley, Dr. Sutherland, and
Doctor Munro was professor of Surgery in Victoria Medical School, and also of Clinical Sergery at the Hotel Dieu Hospital. He was also President of the School of Medicine in connection with the University of Victoria.
His father, Dr. Henry Munro, of Montreal, was licensed 17th April, 1795,
and served the North West Company and the Hotel Dieu for several years.
Dr. Selby preceded him in the Hotel Dieu,
and Dr. Beaubien and Dr.
Nelson succeeded him in 1829.
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