The life and legacy of William Keiller (1861–1931), anatomist, artist and curator

Paula Summerly, Iain Macintyre

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Abstract

After graduating in medicine from the Edinburgh Extramural School of Medicine, William Keiller trained in obstetrics and became anatomy lecturer at the Edinburgh College of Medicine for Women, where he successfully devised and developed an anatomical curriculum. In 1891, Keiller was appointed as the Professor of anatomy at the state medical department of the University of Texas, at the age of 30. He built up a nationally recognised anatomy department, museum and teaching curriculum informed by his experience in Edinburgh. Keiller left the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston a rich legacy, including anatomical specimens and drawings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Medical Biography
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2019

Keywords

  • Edinburgh
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • William Keiller
  • anatomical drawing
  • anatomical museum
  • anatomy
  • anatomy teaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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