MB Edin 1878, MD 1886; LRCS Edin 1877.
Lauder was born in Glasgow and educated at Greenock Academy and the University of Edinburgh, gaining many distinctions. After qualifying in medicine, Lauder came to Manchester where he was appointed house surgeon to the Chorlton-on-Medlock Dispensary. He stayed for three years before being appointed house surgeon to St Mary's Hospital Manchester, and in 1882 was appointed to the same position at the Southern Hospital Manchester. At the same time, Lauder commenced practice in Oxford Road, Manchester, and such was the success of his practice he resigned his position at the Southern Hospital. He was shortly afterwards elected honorary medical officer in the children's department of the Southern Hospital. Lauder was involved in the beginnings of the Medical Chronicle and was also a founder member of the North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society. Lauder died after an attack of typhoid fever on 18 September [189-?], aged 38.