The Virtual Pathology Museum is a searchable online catalogue that currently contains images of 3625 specimens from the museums within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), specifically for medicine and dentistry. Some specimens have supporting text scanned from original museum documents dating back to the beginning of the last century.
The museums are:
- Royal London Pathology Museum, Whitechapel
- Saint Bartholomew's Hospital Pathology Museum, West Smithfield
Teaching specimens cover most if not all aspects of medical anatomy and pathology, used to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental students.
Access to the online catalogue
All users must complete an online registration form. Access is then automatically granted to staff and students whose email address lies in a known academic or clinical domain. Other users will normally be sent an email (usually within two working days) asking for a reference before access is granted.
Access to the specimens
Specimens are located at Saint Bartholomew's Hospital Pathology Museum, West Smithfield and the Royal London Pathology Museum, Whitechapel. Access to view the physical specimens can be requested by sending an email to the Museums Management Group.