If you have a morbid fascination, natural curiosity or interest in medicine block out plenty of time to visit The Hunterian Museum in the Royal College of Surgeons.
The Hunterian Museum collections have been brought together over four centuries by a cast of colourful characters including the surgeon and anatomist John Hunter (1728-1793). They are a fascinating mix of human and animal anatomy and pathology specimens, wax teaching models, surgical and dental instruments as well as paintings, drawings and sculpture.
Among the oddities on display:
Elephant spinal chord
Virginian horned owl jaw
Larva of a tussock moth
Extracted varicose veins
Human foot afflicted with elephantiasis
The 7’7″ skeleton of one Charles Byrne
Skull of a 25 year-old man with hydrocephalus
Painting of a girl with piebaldism
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