22 Weymouth Street

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). This year, 2020, is the 75th anniversary of the formation of BAUS. It...

Monkey glands

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). It’s not often that a urological procedure enters popular culture. This particular one...

Of gods and men

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). One of the most fascinating aspects of early Ancient Greek culture is the...

‘The Rise of a Specialty’ – Exhibition at the Royal Society of Medicine

The founding of the Royal Society of Medicine’s (RSM) Urology Section 100 years ago this year was crucial to the establishment of urology as a specialty in Great Britain in its own right. To mark this anniversary, earlier this year...

Two blue pills

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). If I were to say to you, ‘The Blue Pill’ I suspect you...

From body snatchers to conservative surgery; the life of Sir William Fergusson

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). I’ve only recently paid full attention to Sir William Fergusson (1808-1877). He was...

The running gleet: why venereal disease is so important to the history of urology

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). You might say that genitourinary infectious disease is a part of urology, but...

Early British pioneers of urological imaging

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). In this article I am joined by Gavin Gordon of Newcastle University whose...

William Harvey – Not All Heart!

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). I expect you will have heard of William Harvey (1578-1657) the 17th Century...

The influences on Sir Henry Thompson

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). In the second history column I wrote for Urology News, way back in...

Thomas Molyneux and the lost bodkin

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). In an earlier article we looked at one of the medals in the...

What the Dickens?

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). In the last article we were in the modern world of films, this...