Exploring the body

`THE HUMAN Race’, an extraordinary exhibition which explores the history, development and ethics of Sport and Exercise Medicine, has opened at the University of Dundee and runs until November 10.

An official part of the Cultural Olympiad, it explores the body as it prepares for, and competes in, sport.

It highlights for the first time some of the pioneering developments in medical imaging, surgery and sports training that have taken place over the last 200 years, and their subsequent impact on the development of Sport and Exercise Medicine as we know it today.

The exhibition has been on tour in Scotland since March and has been seen by more than 200,000 people. It is showing across two venues at the University of Dundee - the Lamb Gallery in the Tower Building, and the Institute of Sport and Exercise on Old Hawkhill. The exhibition has been created by Scotland and Medicine, a partnership involving the leading Scottish medical collections, including those at The University of Dundee and NHS Tayside. Every object has its story to tell in the fascinating journey from the early developments of technology in medicine to equipment at the forefront of modern sports treatment.