Country Surgeon Micro Museum

Two women looking at medial objectsThe Micro Museum is located in the Wolfson Medical building and tells the story of James Bouglas (1798 – 1882). He worked for nearly sixty years as a country doctor in the town of Carluke, carrying out surgery and tending to the sick.

There are two parts to the exhibition – a large display case which tells the story of James Bouglas’ life and two identical multimedia display screens which cover his timeline, student life and tools of the trade. Visitors can discover a fascinating account of traditional treatments, amputations, surgery in the home, tackling disease and pills and potions.


Country Surgeon Micro Museum
Wolfson Medical building
University Avenue
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

Admission to the Country Surgeon Micro Museum is free.