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Museum and Artwork

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Our museum collection helps tell the story of the College, of its place in the city of Glasgow, and of Scottish medical history. Our collection also tells the story of the students, Fellows and Members who have shaped the College over the centuries. We have fascinating medical instruments and equipment used by some of the most famous people associated with the College, including Joseph Lister, David Livingstone and William Macewen. These sit alongside a varied and often gruesome collection of surgical and dental instruments which help to show the progression and innovation made in surgical procedures from the 18th century onwards.

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