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The Leicester Royal Infirmary Collection

One of the reasons for the original creation of the Museum of Urology was to bring together collections of urological instruments from hospitals and private collections throughout the country, so anyone could share them and see them easily. These collections, both large and small, have been photographed so they can remain in their hospitals or collections, whilst also being showcased in the Museum of Urology.

Founded in 1990 by former Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr Aubrey Stewart, and former Administrator, the late Stanley Tipton, the museum built upon Dr Stewart's interest in the History of Medicine and generous donations of equipment and artefacts from retiring hospital staff. Sadly the museum, which was in the old nurses' theatre at Leicester Royal Infirmary, was closed down after a flood. As the artefacts were put into storage, they were all photographed and Dr Stewart passed these images on to The Museum of Urology for display. The urological items are presented here.

There is now a Leicester Royal Infirmary Virtual Museum showing some of the other artefacts, and a history of Leicester healthcare.

A larger image, where available, can be viewed by clicking on an individual instrument

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