James Ross qualified from Aberdeen University. He originally worked as a GP in Lancashire, before becoming a pathologist at MRI. In 1878 he joined the honorary staff of the Infirmary and was appointed professor of medicine at Owens College in 1887. He was president of the Manchester Medical Society in 1889. A pioneering neurologist, he published Treatise on diseases of the nervous system (1881), which was the leading work on the subject of its day. Ross was best known for his study of referred pain from a damaged viscus, but also undertook important work on peripheral neuritis and aphasia.
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