A detailed description of the Cambridge Medical School building which was designed in 1899 can be found here:
The inscription on the window facing Tennis Court Road is described in Cambridge Inscriptions Explained by Nancy Gregory (2006).
DANS LES CHAMPS DE L’OBSERVATION LE HASARD NE FAVORISE QUE LES ESPRITS PRÉPARÉS
Where observation is concerned, chance favours only the prepared mind
These are words of Louis Pasteur and the architect was Edward Prior, who believed that inscriptions made buildings more intelligible to the passer-by. The inscription was the very first professional assignment of Eric Gill.
1913: Anatomical Museum etc
John Chaplin, porter
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