NT2471 : Royal Edinburgh Hospital Memorial

taken 7 years ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Royal Edinburgh Hospital Memorial
Royal Edinburgh Hospital Memorial
Memorial to notable figures in the development of mental health care. The bust is of the French doctor, Philippe Pinel (1745-1826), whose humane approach to patient care was a major influence on the Hospital's founders. The medallion at the top right portrays Dr Andrew Duncan who was the driving force behind its creation following the disgust he felt at the death of his patient, the poet Robert Fergusson, in the horrible conditions of the old Edinburgh bedlam. Although Duncan's original building from 1807 no longer exists, the hospital contains an Andrew Duncan clinic named in his honour.

NT2471 : Head of Philippe Pinel, Royal Edinburgh Hospital

NT2672 : Grave of Dr. Andrew Duncan, Buccleuch Church graveyard
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Tuesday, 6 July, 2010   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 6 July, 2010
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Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 241 711 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.6665N 3:12.9290W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 241 712
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