Thomas Young, fellow of the RCP and the Royal Society, made a significant contribution to the modern deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphs by examining the Rosetta Stone. His efforts were eclipsed by Jean-François Champollion.
A new trail around the RCP museum explores the history of anatomy and the ways human bodies have been used in medical science.
A group of mystery objects in the RCP museum led to an intriguing story about William Harvey, the man who discovered the circulation of the blood.
Spurred on by her own very difficult experiences, in the 1960s physician Rosemary Rue developed an employment scheme for women raising families while undertaking their medical training.
A new kind of digital collation technology is being used to compare different copies of the published works of Thomas Browne. Access to the RCP rare books and the library reading room has facilitated the use of new tools.
Things To Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park… When You’re 29 and Unemployed is a graphic novel by Aneurin Wright. In this post, physician Brian Callender explores how the relatively recent genre of 'graphic medicine' helps patients, carers and others understand and cope with illness and disease.
Medical objects from the RCP museum collections illustrate the long-standing relationship between health and aromas throughout history.
Items from the RCP Symons collection of medical objects illustrate some hygiene habits from the past.
A very heavily annotated copy of an ancient medical text shows how the works of Hippocrates were studied, possibly at the University of Cambridge, in the 17th century.
A lone woman free-dives under a frozen lake: a film shown in the exhibition 'Catch your breath' shows how Johanna Nordblad controls and exploits her breath in the harshest of surroundings.