Arthur Keith

Sir Arthur Keith (1866 - 1955)

Sir Arthur Keith (1866-1955) was a Scottish anatomist, embryologist and physical anthropologist.



  • Born 5 February 1866 in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • MD
  • 1908 – Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 1921 – Knighted
  • 1918-1923 Professor of physiology at the Royal Institution of Great Britain
  • 1930-1933 Rector of the University of Aberdeen
  • FRS
  • Died 7 January 1955 in Downe, Kent, England

Medical Eponyms
Node of Keith-Flack (1907)

[aka Keith-Flack node; SA node; sino-atrial node]

Major Publications



the person behind the name

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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