About e-pathpots

The material on this site has been produced to support the training and teaching of pathologists and medical students in the UK.

It is a collaboration between the Royal College of Pathologists, King’s College London and e-learning for Healthcare, an initiative of the Department of Health.

Nearly all the specimens are human material that has been collected over the last three centuries. Many were in pathology museums across London that have now closed and they are now held in the Gordon Museum, at King’s College London. All have been stored and catalogued in accordance with the UK Human Tissue Act 2004.

Where possible, we have included text from the original case history; in some they will appear dated as the vocabulary and style is from the period in which they were written.

We are grateful to:

Professor Sebastian Lucas for his boundless enthusiasm and knowledge. Professor Harold Ellis for his insights and passion for surgical pathology and normal anatomy. Bill Edwards and all the staff of the Gordon Museum London for their support and advice. The many experts including Sebastian Lucas, Harold Ellis, Mary Sheppard, Ali Winstanley, Simon Cross; Jeremy Thomas, and Mark Arends who have provided voice-overs for the podcasts. Paul Yates, currently a trainee pathologist, who has run this project behind the scenes. Robyn Hardy our photographer. The Naked Scientists for hosting these podcasts.

Jem Rashbass
Project Lead, March 2018

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