Based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, the Medical History Collections are among the finest in Scotland, and include material from Dundee Royal Infirmary, Royal Dundee Liff Hospital and Sunnyside Hospital near Montrose.
PLEASE NOTE - due to refurbishments in the Medical School the main displays of the museum are currently closed. We hope to re-open in a new location later in 2013.
The original Sick Bay on the RRS Discovery has recently been opened up to the public and includes various medical artefacts on loan from the Tayside Medical History Museum. The new display also includes a replica figure of Reginald Koettlitz, the ship's surgeon. The Discovery Expedition saw the first ever surgical operation in Antarctica when Lieutenant Royds underwent the removal of a cyst on his face.
To find out more visit the Discovery Point website.
In May 2010 we opened our second satellite display at Blairgowrie Community Hospital. Exploring the history of medical care in Blairgowrie and Rattray, much of the work on the display was done by museum volunteer Dr Jim McKellican, a native of Blairgowrie. Jim has also written a booklet on the history of Blairgowrie and Strathmore Hospitals which is available from Blairgowrie Community Hospital or the Tayside Medical History Museum.
As part of our remit to reflect medical history throughout Tayside, in September 2009 we opened our first satellite display at Aberfeldy Community Hospital. Officially opened to mark the centenary of the hospital, the display features artefacts used in the hospital over the past 100 years along with photos of well-known staff such as Dr Swanson, Dr Yellowlees and Matron Cameron. The display can be seen in the hospital foyer area during normal opening hours.
In 2008 Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing, visited the Medical History Museum as part of a tour of Ninewells Hospital. Medical curator Dr Graham Lowe was on hand to show her some of the permanent displays and the Medical Impressions exhibition.
As part of the Scotland & Medicine project we have helped to create a new leaflet on the medical history of Fife and Tayside.
The leaflet lists all of the important medical museum and archive collections in the area and describes some of the many significant medical discoveries and personalities that originated here.
To receive a copy, contact us on 01382 384310 or email@example.com