Elaborate fine dining, including instructions on how to carve a calf’s head, fold a napkin into a turkey, or carve an apple into an elaborate decoration, is this month’s curator’s curiosity in the RCP museum.
William Harvey is famous for discovering the circulation of the blood around the body. He was also involved in 17th century investigations into allegations of witchcraft.
RCP fellows’ interests have always ranged far and wide. In the 17th century, Walter Charleton investigated the possible origins of the prehistoric monument Stonehenge.
In 1962 the Royal College of Physicians published a landmark report on the dangers of smoking tobacco. It features as the March object in our Curator’s Curiosities heritage trail.
A new embroidered tapestry created by the Keiskamma Trust, South Africa, reflects 500 years of RCP history.
State-of-the-art scanning techniques have been used to create an online 3D model of one of the treasures of the RCP museum: a 17th century anatomical table of the human nervous system.
In September 2018 the RCP museum launches a new exhibition, ‘This vexed question’: 500 years of women in medicine. The museum invites physicians to suggest what objects represent the lives of women doctors today.
In times of war physicians face dangers of many kinds while caring for their patients. Testimony from RCP oral history recordings records stories of courage during World War II and the Biafran War.