Mair, Robert Slater


M.D. 3.8.1850 by examination.


Born 27.10.1820 son of John Mair, Paisley and Susanna Slater.


Studied University of Edinburgh - medical student 1846-1847 and Glasgow University.

L.R.C.S.E. 1850 when he was from Paisley. F.R.C.S.E. 1863.

House surgeon Paisley Infirmary.

Practised Madras [now Chennai, India] 1850-1867. Bayswater 1867 -. [Doctor]

Published medical papers and on India.

Statistics of unnatural deaths in Madras and other presidencies and provinces in India. (Madras: Gantz Borothers, 1868)

Instructions for the medical treatment of coolies and others on coffee estates...Written R.S. Mair in Coffee planting in southern India and Ceylon. (London: Spon, 1877). Appendix, pp. 313-324.


Died 21.12.1920.


  • Med. Dir.
  • Lancet 1921 i 101
  • Obituary in British Medical Journal, Jan. 15, 1921. 1(3133): 106.