Researcher: Meadhbh Murphy

 

Project: “Anat-imals”: the relationship between Irish surgeon-anatomists and the founding of the Zoological Gardens, Dublin.

 

The purpose of this study is to explore/investigate the relationship between Irish surgeon-anatomists and the founding of the Zoological Society of Ireland and subsequently the Zoological Gardens, Dublin on 1st September 1831. Secondly, it is to investigate the long-term historical relationship between surgeon-anatomists and the use of animals in the study of the human body.

 

My focus will be to explore how both areas of study overlapped, how they were complimentary and demonstrate their usefulness to each other. This study will bring these two strands together and will highlight the strong and long-term relationship there has been between surgeon-anatomists and animals and will outline the resulting benefits that accrued.

 

Supervisor: Associate Professor Catherine Cox