Biography: George Kerr (1771-1826), Student of Arts, Marischal College, 1786-90 although he did not graduate.In 1791 Kerr joined the crew of the Aberdeen-registered 'Christian' as ship's surgeon during its voyage to the northern whaling fishery (AUL MS 2238). Kerr practised as a surgeon in Aberdeen until his death in 1826. He was one of the founder members of the Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society.
Kerr's extensive library was sold in 1821 'in virtue of a warrant from the magistrates of Aberdeen.'
Biography Date: 1771-1826
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