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Medical School, Thoresby Place


Medical School, Thoresby Place
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18th October 1929. School of Medicine, Thoresby Place, designed by W.H. Thorpe, opened in 1894. The Medical School had been founded in 1831 by a group of surgeons and doctors. They had used various premises, which proved too small as numbers grew progressively through the years. It was one of the first provincial medical schools in England. In 1884 the Leeds School of Medicine and the Yorkshire College amalgamated. The College was to be the foundation of Leeds University, in 1910 clinical teaching was transfered from Leeds General Infirmary's control to the University.

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Name:
shirley holton

Comment:
This view is of the library. The front entrance is on the right of the building. It was directly across the street from a side entrance into the Leeds General Infirmary which the medical students used all the time. Thoresby place gave way northwards to Tunbridge Street leading to Beechcroft Terrace and the Students Union Building

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Name:
phill

Comment:
This is my favourite building in Leeds. Very ornate!!

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Name:
John

Comment:
I graduated as a doctor in 1978, but we had spent our last year in the new medical school. Most of us felt we belonged to the old school and arranged for the Dean, Prof Wood to give us our final results in the old school. We assembled in the Well and he stood on the steps leading to the anatomy lecture theatre and read out the names of those of us who had passed our finals.

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06-Mar-2011

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