A Glimpse of Our Past
Andrew Fyfe the elder (1752(4)–1824): Not all good anatomists are good teachers
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 418–422, May 2013
How to Cite
Shoja, M. M., Mortazavi, M. M., Malakpour, M., Loukas, M., Rozzelle, C. J. and Tubbs, R. S. (2013), Andrew Fyfe the elder (1752(4)–1824): Not all good anatomists are good teachers. Clin. Anat., 26: 418–422. doi: 10.1002/ca.22093
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 APR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 17 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 1 JUN 2011
The history of teaching anatomy in Scotland is rich. One Scottish anatomist who has received little attention, however, is Andrew Fyfe the elder. Unfortunately, very little is written on the life and contributions of this early anatomist. He is considered to have been a great anatomist of his day, but a poor teacher of anatomy. Herein, we review the life of this early anatomist whose works have been compared to those of well-known Scottish anatomists such as the Monros and brothers John and Charles Bell. Clin. Anat. 2013. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.