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Kaufman, Matthew H., Professor, 1942-2013 (Professor of Anatomy)



  • Existence: 1942 - 2013


Matthew H. Kaufman was Professor Emeritus at University of Edinburgh having been Professor of Anatomy there from 1985–2007. He taught anatomy and embryology for more than 30 years, initially at the University of Cambridge, when he was a Fellow of King’s College, and then in Edinburgh. During his early years at the University of Edinburgh, he re-instituted a course for an intercalated degree (an honours science degree taken within a medical degree course) in anatomy, absent for many years in this subject.

In 1981 Kaufman and Martin Evans at the University of Cambridge in England and Gail R. Martin in America were the first to derive embryonic stem cells (ES cells) from mouse embryos. He published four books on mouse embryology and three books on historical aspects of military surgery. He also published on Medical Teaching in Edinburgh during the 18th and 19th centuries.

He also published about 240 papers on a wide range of embryological and medical historical topics. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2008.

Kaufman was a leading authority on mouse development.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Material ex Matthew Kauffman, 19th century

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/A2/21
Scope and Contents

Department archives previously held by the late Prof. Kaufmann in his office.

Dates: 19th century

Material relating to the research and interests of Matthew H. Kaufman

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1564, Folder: Coll-1808 / SC-Acc-2016-0196
Identifier: Coll-1808
Content Description

The collection of largely off-print and other ts material, and photographs... is composed of:

1 x folder - photographs of mouse embryos

1 x folder - ts and off-print material on phrenology

1 x folder - off-print material on medical history

1 x folder - off-print material on the mouse embryo

1 x folder - off-print material on other science

Dates: 1990-2006

Mouse Atlas Archive: Matthew H Kaufman collection of glass slides showing sections of mouse embryos at various stages of development

Identifier: Coll-1829
Content Description Collection of histological sections on glass slides of the mouse embryo at all stages of development created by Professor Matthew Kaufman between c. 1975-1990. Also includes two volumes for which the collection was used ('The Anatomical Basis of Mouse Development' and 'Kaufman's Atlas of Mouse Development Supplement - with coronal sections'); a file of supporting documents (an index to the embryos in each box and the identification of sections used in the Atlas); and prints of cross-sections...
Dates: Existence: Majority of material found within 1975-1990

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Archival Object 2
Collection 2
Animal Genetics 2
Anatomy 1
Animal embryology 1
Chromosomes 1
Embryos 1