Andrew Fyfe the elder (1752(4)-1824): Not all good anatomists are good teachers

Mohammadali M. Shoja, Martin M. Mortazavi, Mehran Malakpour, Marios Loukas, Curtis J. Rozzelle, R. Shane Tubbs

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-422
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Anatomy
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Europe
  • Fyfe
  • Monro
  • Scotland
  • anatomy
  • history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology


Dive into the research topics of 'Andrew Fyfe the elder (1752(4)-1824): Not all good anatomists are good teachers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this