Edinburgh - A Medical Mystery Tour

The historic streets of Edinburgh are layered with hundreds of years of medical history.  During a modern day global pandemic, a look back at the past can inform the present.  

 

Find details of the walk I followed at the RCPE website

https://www.rcpe.ac.uk/heritage/talks/medical-history-walking-tour

 

James Young Simpson - demonstrated use of Chloroform

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Young_Simpson

 

Joseph Lister - the Father of modern Surgery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Lister

 

Robert Philip - pioneer in treatment of TB

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_William_Philip

 

The Historic Charlotte Square

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Square

 

The paper on the 1997 Hogmanay event - O'Donnell JJ, Gleeson AP, Smith H. Edinburgh's Hogmanay Celebrations: beyond a major disaster.  J Accid Emerg Med. 1998 Jul;15(4): 272-273. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9681315/

 

Burke and Hare - the famous bodysnatchers/murderers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_and_Hare_murders

 

The Edinburgh Infirmary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Infirmary_of_Edinburgh

 

Surgeons Hall riot and the Edinburgh Seven

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surgeons%27_Hall_riot

 

The Surgeons Hall Museum

https://museum.rcsed.ac.uk

 

Deacon Brodie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Brodie

 

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Braes of Melinish by Harpo Marks

 

 

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This podcast is intended to assist in ongoing medical education and peer discussion for qualified health professionals.  Please ensure you work within your scope of practice at all times.  For personal medical advice always consult your usual doctor

 

 

 

 

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