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Science and Medicine

TitleScience and Medicine
DescriptionEdinburgh's rich medical and scientific history is reflected in the breadth and variety of collections spanning botany, genetics, geology, physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, astronomy, mathematics and veterinary medicine. From personal papers, such as those of Charles Lyell and Archibald Geikie, to records of institutions like the Roslin Institute, the collections reveal how people have taught, studied, thought and experimented, while papers relating to Joseph Black's discovery of carbon dioxide, Joseph Lister's development of antiseptics, the cloning of Dolly the sheep and the discovery of the Hepatitis B vaccine, reveal pioneering discoveries which have changed the world.
OriginEdinburgh; Europe; Scotland; United Kingdom
Parent CollectionUniversity of Edinburgh Collections