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A photograph of medical students graduation, and a photograph of the International Physiological Congress at Edinburgh, 1920s

Identifier: Coll-1848/19-0157

Scope and Contents

One framed photograph of the International Physiological Congress held in Edinburgh in 1923, showing the c. 300 delegates in the Quadrangle of the Old Medical School of the University. Names are given around the photo.

The second photograph has no caption whatsoever, but probably is a graduation photograph. The group includes E. Scharpey-Schafer, Professor of Physiology at the University of Edinburgh from 1899 to 1933. It was taken by E. R. Yerbury and Son.


  • Creation: 1920s

Language of Materials

Caption in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of graduation photograph belongs to Yerbury Studio.


2 photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in the basement of 1 George Square (University of Edinburgh Neuroscience). Donated in December 2019. Accession no. SC-Acc-2019-0157.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in November 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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