40 Years of Ninewells
On 23 October, a special exhibition opens in the main concourse at Ninewells Hospital to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the official opening of the hospital by Her Majesty the Queen Mother.
Ninewells was the first new teaching hospital to be built in Britain since the 19th century, and the exhibition reveals some of the many pioneering design ideas that made it unique. Rarely seen photos show the construction and testing of different parts of the hospital, which was the largest in Europe when it opened.
This exhibition looks at how obstetric and child care has progressed from the days of high maternal and infant mortality through to some of the latest advances in diabetes, cystic fibrosis and in vitro fertilisation, with a particular emphasis on developments in Dundee and Tayside. Important historical figures such as R C Buist, Margaret Fairlie and James Walker are showcased alongside recent ground-breaking projects in tackling childhood diabetes and cystic fibrosis.
This exhibition charts the progress of diagnosis and treatment of heart disease over the past century, concentrating on achievements within Tayside. The roots of modern cardiology can be traced to a small farm outside Scone in Perthshire, where the noted general practitioner and cardiologist Sir James Mackenzie was born. Mackenzie revolutionised the investigation of heart disease and at the start of the 20th century he was widely recognised as the world authority on the heart.
From modest beginnings at Dundee Royal Infirmary in the 1920s, the Cardiology department in Dundee has flourished into an international centre of excellence. The exhibition covers the pioneering cardiac catheterisation studies of Sir Ian Hill's team in the 1950s and 60s through to more recent developments in diagnosis, imaging and therapy. This includes ground-breaking research now being undertaken into new drug therapies in Dundee and remarkable technological advances in the visualisation, teaching and treatment of heart disease.
This exhibition looks at some of the equipment and visual aids that have been used in medicine to study and measure different aspects of the human body. The objects date from the early years of Dundee's medical school in the 1890s up to more recent times.
Some of the material was used in general examination of the body, others to measure specific factors that help to diagnose certain diseases or other health problems. There are also models and charts used to teach students the 'pre-clinical' subjects of Anatomy and Physiology.
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This fascinating exhibition gives an insight into the story of protective immunity against infection and the opposite process of allergy. Starting with early milestones, it highlights some of the developments up to today, focusing on some notable Dundee researchers past and present.
An exhibition by Level 3 Illustration students inspired by the collections of the Tayside Medical History Museum.
This unusual exhibition looks at some of the many ways in which local healthcare staff have spent their time off. This includes drama, music, building model steam engines and full-size yachts, taking stunning photographs of outer space and going to the Antarctic with Shackleton. Find out about these and much more in the exhibition (full-size yacht not included!).
Discover the origins of surgery in this fascinating exhibition looking at notable surgeons from Dundee, local surgical instrument makers and more.
A Healthy Start
A special exhibition celebrating 60 years of the NHS, focusing on local connections and contributions.
A special exhibition tying in to the national celebrations of 500 Years of Printing in Scotland. With extraordinary images from the Department of Special Collections at the University of St Andrews Library, the show focuses on the role of printing in the history of medical education - from textbooks to teaching charts, from exam papers to degree certificates.
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Described by The Herald as the "richest, most challenging historic exhibition in recent years", the Anatomy Acts exhibition comes to the Lamb Gallery in the University's Tower Building after a triumphant run at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh. Created by the Scotland & Medicine partnership of medical collections across the country, the show presents a selection of rare and fascinating anatomical exhibits, from wax models to modern imaging technologies. Anatomy Acts is a visual feast, fusing art, science, history and medicine.
A full programme of events accompanies the exhibition
Pills & Potions
Stepping Stones marks the Medical History Museum's 15th anniversary by showcasing some of our finest treasures and paying tribute to the work of our founding curator Laura Adam, who died in 2004 after over 40 years of service to the Medical School.
An exhibition on the history of Sunnyside Hospital near Montrose, Scotland's first Royal Asylum.
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Dundee Rep Community Company, Arts Advocacy Project
Dundee City Council Leisure & Arts Department
University of Dundee Museum Services
5 April - 16 June 2002
Location: McManus Galleries
Albert Square, Dundee
The Eyes Have It - An Exhibition Illustrating Advances in Eye Care
A Real Parisian Pectoriloquy - The Development of the Stethoscope
Bright Ideas - The Story of the Kidneys, Function & Failure
Medicine from Plants - from foxgloves to poison arrows
Doctors of the DRI - 1794-1994
Fertility, Growth & Form - Woodcuts & Mixed Media Prints by Kerstin Duncan
Heart Beats through History - Scottish Links in the Story of Cardiology
Medical Personalities of Dundee - 1559-1985
A Dundee Doctor's Cabinet of Curiosities - the Collection of Dr Thomas Alexander Wise
A Century of Medicine & Pharmacy 1850-1950 - From Plants to Chemical Factories
Breathe - Linocuts by Bernadette Flynn