15 Scottish inventors who changed our world

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Scottish inventors charged with passion, creativity, and ingenuity have given the world tools for change. Items we take for granted every day, inspired industry creating inventions, and far-reaching discoveries in science and medicine.

Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind. — Winston Churhill

Inventions:

  • Telephone
  • Radar
  • Logarithms
  • Penicillin
  • Tar Road Surfacing
  • Vacuum Flask
  • Mackintosh Raincoat
  • Television
  • Dunlop Tyre
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Hypnosis
  • Steam Engine
  • Anesthesia
  • Paraffin
  • Electromagnetic Theory

Discoveries by:

  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Robert Watson-Watt
  • John Napier
  • Alexander Fleming
  • John Loudon McAdam
  • James Dewar
  • Charles Mackintosh
  • John Logie Baird
  • John Boyd Dunlop
  • Patrick Manson
  • James Braid
  • James Watt
  • James Young Simpson
  • James Young
  • James Clerk Maxwell

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