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Dr Fayrer and the leopard skull

A leopard skull in the RCP museum collection has recently been conserved. It is part of the ‘College Club’ collection and was given by Sir Joseph Fayrer in 1880.

Kristin Hussey
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Alice Stewart and the link between foetal x-rays and childhood cancer

Alice Stewart’s research on the risks of X-rays to unborn children was ground-breaking, but made her unpopular. It took a long time for her 1958 paper to find recognition, but she carried on with her research into the dangers of radiation. As part of our series on women's history, Sarah Gillam looks at Stewart's life and work.

Sarah Gillam
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Hunger strikes and handkerchiefs

A handkerchief embroidered by suffrage campaigners imprisoned in Holloway Prison in 1912 is testimony to the women’s courage, resilience and inventiveness.

Sarah Backhouse