The quadrangle of the University of Edinburgh’s Old Medical School is now called the Elsie Inglis Quadrangle, named after the pioneering female medical doctor. Several plaques here honour medical professionals who all made significant contributions to the practice of medicine. Along with Elsie Inglis (1864-1917), there are plaques for James Lind (1736-1812), who pioneered the use of citrus fruits to cure scurvy, Joseph Lister (1827-1912), who helped to dramatically reduce post-operative mortality rates by establishing new rules of surgery hygiene, and Sir James Young Simpson (1811-1870), who was the first physician to use chloroform as an anesthetic. Take some time to walk around the quadrangle and see if you can find them all.
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