Documents in our archives are of interest for all sorts of reasons. The stamps on the outside of envelopes and packages are often overlooked, but they have their own fascination, too.
Vocal coach and music therapist Phoene Cave explains the value of singing for people with lung disease.
Touching the king or queen was once thought to be a reliable cure for tuberculous disease. The ‘Royal touch’ was used by thousands of people for several centuries in an effort to cure a condition known as ‘the King’s evil’.
A new trail through the RCP garden of medicinal plants highlights species used to treat lung diseases and breathlessness in the past and today.
Making air pollution visible isn’t easy. Two artworks which dramatically show how the air around us can be laden with damaging particles are part of the RCP exhibition Catch your breath. The works were created by Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick.
‘Catch your breath’ is an exhibition of objects, documents, books, art works and stories that explores the meaning of breath and experiences of breathlessness, created in partnership with the Life of Breath project.
William Withey Gull was a somewhat unusual character in Victorian medicine, rising from a humble background to become physician to Queen Victoria, and courting not a little controversy on the way.
Exhibiting illustrations of human anatomy raises questions about the ethics of dissection and display in the history of medicine.
Drawing on the rich resources of the RCP library and archives a new doctoral research project at the RCP will investigate how women used and shared medical knowledge in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
For International Women’s Day 2019, Aiysha Sheth, a recent intern from the Queen Mary University of London history BA course, reflects on the work she undertook here investigating women in the library, archive and museum collections.