University of Aberdeen Pathology and Forensic Medicine Collection

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The Pathology and Forensic Medicine Collection provides an important comprehensive and unique 20th century record of disease manifestations and traumatic pathology. It comprises of more than 2000 specimens and objects. The collections strength lies in its specimens of human tissue showing pathological conditions. The collection represents an important snapshot of disease and unnatural death during the 20th century, with particular emphasis on the middle third of the century. The fact that some disease conditions represented are no longer prevelent adds to its importence.

Venue Type:

Museum, Science centre

Opening hours

Due to legal constraints, access to the collection is restricted. By written/email appointment only.

Changing displays of the permanent collection can be seen beside the Medical Library, Foresterhill, Mon - Sat 9.00 - 5.00pm; Sun 1.00 - 5.00 pm.

Admission charges


Collection details

Medicine, Natural Sciences

University of Aberdeen Pathology and Forensic Medicine Collection
Department of Pathology
Medical School
AB25 2ZD





01224 553792


Departmental Fax

01224 663002

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