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Beyond Skin & Muscle: the art and science of medical illustration

Ends Sunday the 26th of March! 

The ability to visualise and illustrate disease and injury is a useful teaching aid that also allows us to see beyond the clinical damage and empathise with how it has affected an individual. In this exhibition, artist Karen Fleming has worked with the historic collections of Surgeons’ Hall Museum to create both 2D and 3D reconstructions of skulls showing various conditions.


Opening Saturday the 1st of April

In Safe Hands: The Battle For Midwifery

This exhibition explores the story of midwifery and obstetrics through the centuries. It explores how the perception of childbirth changed from being simply a life event unto something requiring medical oversight. Traditionally women naturally took on the role of safely delivering a baby, the new 'medicalised' model saw the rise of the male midwife from around the 18th century. The exhibition highlights Edinburgh's contribution to the development of the profession and how this has evolved into modern practices.

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