Photographs of medical students


Photographs of medical students


The collection comprises 319 black and white photographs of medical student life in Edinburgh during the 1960s. The subjects of the images include students, teachers, lectures and classes, accommodation, medical practice and social events.

The photographs were taken by John Guy, a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon who studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and graduated MBChB in the class of 1963. During his medical career he worked at the Worcester Royal Infirmary for 25 years as a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon. He also carried out research into the bone-cement junction with Sir John Charnley CBE, a pioneering figure in hip replacement surgery. John Guy was also previously Chairman of World Orthopaedic Concern – UK, a charity dedicated to improving the standard of orthopaedic, trauma and reconstructive surgery in developing countries.



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