Explore the collections of a 19th-century physician and polymath, Dr Thomas Alexander Wise.

Born in Dundee in 1802, Dr Wise worked in India as a physician and surgeon. A true polymath, he collected everything from Egyptian amulets to Irish copper axes, and wrote treatises on subjects as varied as the Hindu system of medicine, Buddhist imagery on Pictish stones, diseases of the eye and the preservation of ice.

Dr Wise also collected a spectacular set of maps of tibet. Thanks to a loan from the British Library, this exhibition reunites the maps and objects.


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