Sir Samuel Garth’s poem, ‘The Dispensary’

A satirical poem about an argument between the Royal College of Physicians and the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries written by physician Samuel Garth was an unlikely best-seller of the 18th century.

Sarah Gillam

Women in medicine: Professor Dame Sheila Sherlock

As part of a intercollegiate travelling exhibition in 2017, women from London’s medical colleges and faculties wrote about inspirational medical women of the past. This edition looks at Dame Sheila Sherlock (1918–2001), the driving force behind the foundation of the specialty of hepatology.

Hannah Prime