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A drawing of a dissection room; there are two bodies laid out on tables, with bewigged men in 18th century dress gathered round each table. In the foreground a third body is laying in a box, with a man kneeling over them. On the left of the image two skeletons are hung from the wall. On the right of the image in the background there is a further skeleton. The room has a glass skylight. The drawings colours are muted browns and greys.

Drawing of a dissecting room by Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), probably late 18th century.

Further and Higher Education

"why think, why not trie the Expt?"
John Hunter in a letter to his friend and former student, Edward Jenner

The collections of the Royal College of Surgeons of England complement many further and higher education curricula including

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Science and Health and Social Care BTEC
  • Bioarchaeology
  • History
  • History of Science
  • Medicine
  • Art
  • Natural History

The collections cover comparative anatomy and pathology, natural selection, evolution, and history of medicine and healthcare development. 

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