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March 2016

Exceptional & Extraordinary - Unruly Bodies and Minds in the Medical Museum

22 March 2016

Surgeons' Hall Museums are delighted to be hosting the only Scottish date of Exceptional & Extraordinary - Unruly Minds in the Medical Museum on the 15th June 2016. Since humans first appeared on earth no two have ever been the same. Yet somewhere along the way, certain bodies and minds came to be highly valued whilst others became viewed as pr…


New Events for 2016

22 March 2016

We are excited to be announcing our new events for 2016.  We are delighted to be hosting partnership talks with The Scottish Parliament, firstly with Christine Short on Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women's Hospital, and then with Professor Ken Donaldson on Battlefield Pathology in the First World War.  We're teaming up with Edinburgh Napier Univ…


Digital modelling of human skull from Culloden

16 March 2016

As the 270th anniversary of the fateful Battle of Culloden approaches, archaeologists from conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland have joined with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to apply the latest technology to one of its unfortunate victims. The top section of a skull of what is thought to be someone who met their demis…



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