Bones, Bottles & Brains - Teaching Anatomy in Dundee and St Andrews 1880–1900

Dr Jessica M Dandona, US-UK Fulbright Scholar 2018-19, will talk about how early anatomy and medical students in Dundee and St Andrews learned about the body.

Fulbright Scholar and art historian Dr Jessica M Dandona, currently based at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, will discuss how materials such as wax models, teaching charts and human specimens were used to teach anatomy to Medical School students at University College Dundee and the University of St Andrews at the end of the 19th century.

How did these two very different institutions, one venerable and another only recently founded, come together to create a Medical School? In this talk, Dr Dandona will attempt to reconstruct what it might have been like to be a medical student in the 1890s - from the lecture theatre to the dissecting room. When and where did students study the body - and how?

To accompany the talk there will be some original anatomical models on display.

Refreshments will be served after the talk.

Free, but please register via Eventbrite.

Please enter the Carnelley Building by the main front entrance.

Latecomers may not be admitted.

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