School of Physiology at the University of Melbourne ( 'Old' Medical School Building)

Victor Ernest Cobb (b.1876, d.1945)
Black ink etching of the School of Physiology, University of Melbourne, featuring entry door and decorative foliage.

Melbourne Medical School's first building was situated on the north-eastern part of the campus across the lake from the rest of the University. The building was completed in May 1864, designed by Messrs Reed and Barnes who also designed Ormond College, the Baldwin Spencer Building and the original Wilson Hall, as well as the State Library and the Melbourne Town Hall. After 1885, when the new medical building of Anatomy and Pathology was built alongside it, the building became the Physiology department. The second storey was added in stages in 1900 and 1905, and in 1913 the portico was demolished. The whole building was demolished in 1970.
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Object detail

pencil and etching on paper
17.2 x 15.8 cm
Accession Number
name/inscriptions ▫ within etching: 'Victor Cobb.1921/"School of Physiology" Melb University'
name/inscriptions ▫ in pencil beneath image: 'Victor Cob{b}. School of Physi{illegible}/University {illegible}'
Object Type
Medical History Museum Category


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