Students disecting a calf, Royal Veterinary College, London, 6 May 1932.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of two students disecting the body of a calf tied to the operating table, taken by James Jarche for the Daily Herald newspaper. The students lean over the calf with their veterinary instruments and prepare to begin the disection. This photograph could be posed - one of the students is wearing a ring and neither wear gloves. In the background, the walls are lined with blackboards covered in anatomical drawings from a previous leson. The Veterinary College in London was founded in 1791, marking the establishment of the veterinary profesion in England. The college began life as a horse infirmary. In 1949, The Royal Veterinary College became part of the University of London.