The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 31
From R. J. Blair Cunynghame, M.D., F.R.S.E.; Assistant to the Professor of Pathology is the University of Edinburgh. 6, Walker Street, Edinburgh, August 1st, 1873
August 1st, 1873.
I have great pleasure in testifying as to the ability and various qualifications of my friend Mr. Millen Coughtrey. While a student attending the University of tins city I had frequent opportunities of coming into close contact with him, and of judging of his powers, which are of a high standard. He was a most diligent and distinguished student, and paid particular attention to the studies of Anatomy and Zoology, so much so that the Professor of Anatomy paid him the high honour of electing him to the office of Demonstrator in the University, where as a teacher he gave great satisfaction to the numerous students studying under him. He, has already done good page 11 work, and written some excellent and original papers on these and collateral subjects. As regards his conduct, simply say he is a gentleman, and has always conducted himself as such. Any University, or like body, numbering Dr. Coughtrey as one of its staff would, I am sure, gain to no small degree. I should add that his powers as a draughtsman are of a high order.
R. J. Blair Cunynghame.