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.
Items from the RCP Symons collection of medical objects illustrate some hygiene habits from the past.
Medical objects from the RCP museum collections illustrate the long-standing relationship between health and aromas throughout history.
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.
Nobel laureate Albert Schweitzer, theologian and physician, is one of the portraits displayed in the RCP London building.
A collection of papers, long-hidden in the evidence locker of history and recently acquired by the RCP archives, reveal the weird world of a medical jurist.