In 1946 Edinburgh University Physics Department built a laboratory, to house a Cockcroft-Walton machine, in the courtyard at basement level behind the Drummond Street building (the former Infirmary). This courtyard was between the back of the lovely C18 High School (at the foot of Infirmary Street) and a short terrace of Georgian houses. Arthur Brown (who was a lecturer here in the 1950s and 1960s) had his lab in one of these houses, and loved to tell visitors that it had been the abode of the infamous anatomist, Dr Knox, who bought bodies from Burke and Hare.

Infirmary Street in 1995(?).
The former High School of Edinburgh (centre)
is now the Geography department of Edinburgh University.