Did you know there was a Nobel prize medal on display at Provost Skene’s House?
Professor J J R Macleod, jointly with Frederick Banting, received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1923 for the research which led to the development of insulin as a treatment for diabetes.
Here, Thomas Buckland, museum assistant with Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, talks about the medal and the gifted physiologist who studied at Aberdeen University.
Two-Minute Masterpiece is a series featuring the north-east’s art treasures. Telling the stories of these works – and sharing their love for them – will be the people who see them every day, the staff at the galleries or museums where they are held.