Mending the Broken Heart

The Evolution of Cardiology in Tayside


An online version of the Tayside Medical History Museum exhibition

Originally staged at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
November 2011 - September 2012


The development of cardiology in Britain has its roots here in Tayside, where Sir James Mackenzie was born.

After a humble childhood in Perthshire he achieved worldwide fame as a general practitioner and pioneering cardiologist.

Heart model

Teaching model of the heart c.1900s DUNUC 9279-8

In Dundee, the Department of Cardiology has grown from modest beginnings in the 1920s to become an international centre of excellence.

This exhibition highlights some of these achievements. Click on the links to the left to find out more.


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ECG machine from Dundee Royal Infirmary, 1950s DUNUC 4467

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