UCL student placements Mavis and Karolina, share their experiences of volunteering at the RCP Museum.
Celebrating South Asian Heritage Month- Sanath and Buddhika Lamabadusuriya
Exhibition officer Sarah Backhouse is struck by a satirical print currently on display in our exhibition, A taste of one’s own medicine: medical satire at the Royal College of Physicians
Archive volunteer Jessica Reeves, takes a look at the elusive 'philosopher's egg', a miraculous medicine of the early modern period.
Alice Bertolini is a student on the Library and Information Studies MA course at UCL. She recently spent two weeks on placement at the RCP Heritage Library as part of her course. Today she takes to the blog to write about her experience, and to tell us about one of the books she catalogued.
‘A greater degree and continuation of restraint’: uncovering corruption, control, and compassion in the correspondence of the doctors of George III
Letters recently donated to the RCP archives provide glimpses of the ambition and intrigue of those surrounding George III during his episodes of illness, and of the joys and sorrows of the King himself.
‘That which never can be suppressed’: LGBTQ+ history in the RCP collections February every year is LGBTQ+ history month, and on Thursday 17th February 2022 we held our first ever event as part of it.
We are making our collection of medical recipe books freely available via the Internet Archive. Jessica Reeves has been uploading the volumes, and here examines the history of one of the stranger sounding ingredients, dragon's blood.
Please be advised that the article contains reference to miscarriage.
Rare books and special collections librarian, Katie Birkwood explores a new book donation to the library, revealing perhaps a surprising view of women’s sexual health in the 1930s.
“A noble heart must answer to the sacred call of ‘friend’” The records of Sir James Mackenzie, and Lena Guilbert Ford
The RCP Archives, Heritage Library and Museum Services team were recently pleased to welcome Matilda Wood for a two-week placement as part of her Archives & Records Management masters degree. Matilda provided catalogue descriptions for our large collection of professional papers of James Mackenzie, and here tells us what she discovered.