Literary Medicine

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Est. 5.8km / 1 hr 56 mins / Map

Literary Medicine - Cya On The Road

Enjoy the many layers to Edinburgh’s fascinating medical history with this tour developed by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.Delve into the stories behind some of the city’s most notable literary figures. Learn how Arthur Conan Doyle’s education at the University of Edinburgh Medical School led to the creation of Sherlock Holmes, how the tragic death of poet Robert Fergusson contributed to the improved treatment of mental health, how Margaret Todd’s first novel was inspired by her own experience as a female medical student in the late nineteenth century, and much more.

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