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This looks somewhat similar to the medical museum at Royal Berks in Reading. Fascinating explore but not for the squeamish. Must pay this one a visit some day.
Sounds fascinating on the one hand, but 'I'd rather not know, thank you' on the other!
Sounds like something I'd need to steel myself up for beforehand!
A few yars ago went to see Edward Jenner's house in Glocs - proponent of vaccination in this country. Lo and behold there was a connection to Hunter and that Hunter had enouraged his student Jenner in bringing forward the jabs. So we also have Hunter to thank, in an indirect way, for vaccination in the UK.
Surprised to hear that the museum is now smaller. Did they ever explain why it needed to close for so long? I can understand it was a complete refit but 6 years (I think before Covid it was meant to be 5) on paper sounds like an incredibly long time. Not a criticism or anything, just intrigued by why it would take so long.
A pity the giant has disappeared. Is the whole body vein system still on show? What a feat of dissection.
I'm not sure why I'd never looked this up before, but The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow is not just a coincidence, but named for John's brother William, also an anatomist.

It includes a small anatomy museum (it was right next door to the lecture theatre where I had maths in first year, so we'd pop in before lectures to see who could find the grimmest specimen), but also Hunter's significant collection of art, antiquities, and zoology.

Later acquisitions include works by Paolozzi, Whistler and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and scientific instruments owned by Kelvin. It too is (mostly) free, and worth a visit if you're in town.
In reply to Sean - I work at the Royal College of Surgeons (but not in the museum). The whole building closed for five/six years for the complete gutting and reconstruction internally. All our offices moved next door into what had previously been used by the college as a hotel for visiting surgeons. Some lucky people found a bath in their new temporary office! The main building reopened a year or so ago, but the museum took longer as all the exhibits had to be packed and moved off site and then carefully checked before returning to the new museum. The old hotel building is now in the hands of the London School of Economics.
Thanks for the explanation Alan!

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