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    The Polish School of Medicine 70th Anniversary Exhibition

    4 May - 25 June 2011
    Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
    Exhibition Room, University Main Library, The University of Edinburgh, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ

    About the exhibition
    This year, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Polish School of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Once again some of the School's surviving graduates will gather in Edinburgh from all across the globe to celebrate the memory of their School from 2-4th May 2011.

    The history and celebration of the Polish School of Medicine has given rise to an extensive archive of documents, photographs and historical objects. Much of this material can only be seen or consulted by appointment. To mark the 70th anniversary of the School, a special exhibition is being mounted in the Main University Library Gallery for the months of May and June 2011. This will allow members of the public access to some of this wonderful history and give them an opportunity to learn about the achievements of this unique wartime academic initiative, past and present.

    Artefacts on view include documents, war medals , photographs and other material belonging to some of the School's graduates, a striking and powerful group of 5 bronze sculptures by the last Dean of the Polish School of Medicine, Professor Jakub Rostowski, Polish commemorative medals and one of a set of enchanting pen and ink drawing by Josef M?ynarski, a Polish artist whose drawings have been used as illustrations in a number of books written about the School by the late Dr Wiktor Tomaszewski. Viewers will also be able to learn about the role that the Paderewski Memorial Hospital played in the education of these Polish students and doctors.

    A programme of Wednesday talks -Curator Insights - and Saturday curator- led tours of the exhibition has been arranged.

    For information about the exhibition and these events please see website:


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