This wooden travelling medicine chest was owned by the influential biologist and mathematician Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860 – 1948) and his Uncle, Dr John Gamgee, veterinarian. Sir D’Arcy Thomson is most remembered for his celebrated publication, On Growth and Form. Prior to studying zoology and natural sciences, he studied medicine. Sir D’Arcy was also a founder member of the St Andrews Preservation Trust. An area of garden to the rear of the museum is named after him.