Category Archives: factual

Introduction to ‘Tell them our stories’, the Surgeons’ Hall Museum file

  From 2010-2011 I was a ‘Bright Ideas’ Visiting Fellow at the European Genomics Forum (EGF), University of Edinburgh. My aim was to explore and write factual or fictional accounts of some of the people whose tissues and organs came … Continue reading

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The Curator’s musings

ANDREW CONNELL,Collections Manager at the Surgeons’ Hall Museum in 2011, talks about the Collection’s modern function.   “It’s like inviting people in and showing them round your house and what’s on your shelves – there are different hands exploring the … Continue reading

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‘George’ and the cleft-palate baby

Specimen GC12334 Maxilla, anterior segment of the coronal section of the head, injected, showing ulceration of the face resulting from a carcinoma of the air-sinus of the left. … Microscopically, re-examination confirms the presence of a tumour growth which is … Continue reading

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Stories of dwarves

  LISA’S STORY Sometimes subjects cycled in and out of one’s life, entering without warning and remaining for a day or more, and then exiting again as though erased. This weekend dwarves and babies had pushed their way in, small … Continue reading

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