Surgeons' Square


Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

Surgeons' Square

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Surgeon's Square

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith


Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by T Barber



Surgeons' Square

The book Old & New Edinburgh, published 1890, reports:

"In 1790, a theatre for the dissection and an anatomical museum were erected in Surgeon's Square by Dr John Bell, the eminent anatomist, who was born in the city on the 12 May 1763, and who most successfully applied the science of anatomy to practical surgery - a profession to which, curiously enough, he had from his birth been devoted by his father."                                                       [O&NE: p.303]



Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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