History of the medical school

5 November 2011

The London Medical College, now part of Queen Mary, was opened in 1785 and is the oldest medical school in England. Archivist and curator, Jonathan Evans tells the history of the school via a tour of the Royal London Hospital Museum in Whitechapel. You can also hear about the hospital’s most famous patient, Joseph Merrick aka the Elephant Man, and how surgeon Thomas Horrocks Openshaw helped police working on the Jack the Ripper murders.

History of the medical school
History of the medical school [MP3 2.71 MB]
Joseph Merrick and Frederick Treves [MP3 1.4 MB]
Thomas Horrocks Openshaw and the Ripper murders [MP3 1.2 MB]

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