But Ingolstadt was also very well equipped to support Victor's more elaborate scientific ambitions. From the first, the University possessed a medical school of stature. In 1722 its faculty acquired a site for a projected school that would incorporate an anatomy theater, botanical garden, and chemistry laboratory, and construction was begun early in 1723 though, for want of money, it was not wholly finished until 1736. A major botanical garden was attached to the school to support its experiments and treatments. By 1755 the demonstration hall in the central atrium had been converted into a two-story anatomical theater, with a dissecting table on the ground floor, a gallery for student observers above, and a glass ceiling allowing overhead illumination. In the later eighteenth century it was considered to be one of the finest such theaters in Europe. Obviously, such a theater would have had ample provision for the specimens required for teaching purposes -- or for clandestine experimentation.