Exhibition charts the teaching of medicine down the centuries

Portrait of Sir James James Black, Nobel Prize winner for Medicine, alumnus of St Andrews University, with 19th century models of hand and ear.
Portrait of Sir James James Black, Nobel Prize winner for Medicine, alumnus of St Andrews University, with 19th century models of hand and ear.

The teaching of medicine over 600 years is the subject of a fascinating new exhibition opening at MUSA, the Museum of the University of St Andrews, today (Friday).

‘Doctors in the Making: Medicine at St Andrews’ includes a number of rarely seen items.

It includes incredibly accurate models made in 19th century Paris and original copies of Grey’s Anatomy.

An attraction not to miss is the Cabinet of Curiosities, which has a skull with the bones moved apart to help students understand how it fits together and casts of the faces of Edinburgh grave-robber and murderer William Burke and his accomplice William Hare.