A Tonic for the Imagination
- Who was the world's first lady doctor?
- Which Scottish-trained medic signed the Declaration of Independence?
- Who was the Napoleon of Surgery?
- Where did Lord Lister and Sir James Young Simpson operate?
- Who were the prototypes for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson?
- Why did Charles Darwin give up his medical studies in Edinburgh?
Find out all the answers on this healthy and light-hearted walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town, which brings to life the history of medicine in Scotland's capital from the founding of the Guild of Barber-Surgeons in 1505 to the recent arrival of bionic limbs and Dolly the Sheep. And test your grip with a vintage hand dynamometer!
Walking Tours are available from 31 March to 31 October. All tours must be pre-booked and can be arranged daytime or evening, seven days a week.
Contact us with your request.
Effective against common misconception, the prescribed tour may be taken up to three times daily under the supervision of a qualified Edinburgh Medical Tour guide and by prior arrangement only.
The Original Edinburgh Medical Tour never fails to promote feelings of elation and enthusiasm. A slight ache from laughing is quite normal.
Caution: Beware of imitations. Always look for the lady with the Gladstone bag.