George Redmayne Murray

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George Redmayne Murray
Born 20 June 1865
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
Died 21 September 1939
Mobberley, Cheshire
Nationality England
Fields medicine
Alma mater Eton College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Known for endocrine disorders

George Redmayne Murray (20 June 1865 – 21 September 1939) was an English physician who pioneered in the treatment of endocrine disorders.[1] In 1891, he introduced the successful treatment of myxedema, with injections of sheep thyroid extract.[2]

Murray was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3] He was appointed Heath professor of comparative pathology at Durham University in 1893, and physician to the Royal Victoria Infirmary at Newcastle in 1898. In 1908 he was appointed professor of systematic medicine at Manchester University, which carried with it the post of physician to the Manchester Royal Infirmary.[4]


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  2. Murray G R. Note on the treatment of myxoedema by hypodermic injections of an extract of the thyroid gland of a sheep. Brit Med J 1891. 2796. PMID 20753415.
  3. "Murray, George Redmayne (MRY883GR)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>