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Hunterian Museum

CLSG students at the Hunterian Museum

Earlier this month, sixth form biologists had the pleasure of spending an afternoon at the Hunterian Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields. We marvelled at the various organs, anatomical structures and diseases bathed in formaldehyde; some of our personal favourites were the carefully dissected layers of the meninges, a foetal heart with its special vessels (ductus arteriosus), completely ossified thyroid cartilage and a scary sample of the common carotid artery with a large thrombus-filled aneurysm. The museum beautifully displayed the evolution of medicine & anatomy, fostering a deeper appreciation for pioneers like John Hunter (1728-1793). We highly recommend a visit; it's free and offers a priceless experience that will no doubt aid us in our future studies.

Irene and Sophie, year 12