As we reflect on the 104th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, sources from the archive reveal a controversial medical debate about shell shock: was it caused by physical injury, or was there a psychological cause?
A striking modern portrait of prominent physician Professor Evarist Njelesani provides an insight into the history and work of the East, Central and Southern African College of Physicians.
Join us to watch a new short video by our senior curator, Lowri Jones, exploring how the LFA theme of ‘Power’ relates to the extraordinary buildings that have housed the RCP over its 500 year history.
Medals may not look like the most interesting of objects at first glance, but further investigation of the RCP Museum’s collection shows that these tiny objects can hold some fascinating stories.
Celebrating international Museum Day 2020 our museum team have been sharing what they love about the museum and what they are missing during lockdown.
Inspired by one of the most famous anatomical books in history, Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica, we’ve made an anatomical model kit that you can cut out and assemble at home.
After the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on 15 April 1945, physicians struggled to find the best was to feed the severely malnourished survivors. Janet Vaughan let a team who tried to help, though their method ultimately proved ineffective.
A look into the working lives of our library, archive and museum services team while they’re working from home as part of COVID-19 prevention measures.
Though the library, archive and museum are currently closed, there are plenty of ways to explore our resources online.
Letters in the RCP reveal the restrictions placed on travellers to try and reduce the spread of plague in 17th century Europe. William Harvey spent time in quarantine in Treviso, Italy in 1636.