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The historical account of the Edinburgh Medical School contains major inaccuracies. For example, it was the University of Edinburgh (or rather the College of James VI King of Scots) which was modelled on the universities at Padua and Bologna, not the recently established College of Medicine. The Faculty of Medicine was set up in 1726, but MD degrees were awarded by the university before that, to those educated and/or trained elsewhere and examined by the Royal College of Physicians. The early teaching of anatomy in Edinburgh was by the surgeons, who had their own anatomy theatre, and Alexander Monro Primus at first taught on their premises, rather than in the university. The extramural medical school was as important as the university's in the 19th century, and lasted in the form of the School of Medicine of the Royal Colleges until the second world war: large numbers of Jewish Americans qualified there before returning to work in the United States. NRPanikker (talk) 14:40, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
Although I have some doubt that the article was copied from somewhere, that's not my main concern. What really gets me is that there are some inherently deep problems with the article and its structure, take the section "Contact" for example; do we actually need it in an article? How about inaccuracies with the article, most stunning is the one in the introduction stating that Uni of Ed accepts some 200 British applicants, while it should be EU/Home applicants. I am going to edit the article unless someone objects to my editing below/