Things To Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park… When You’re 29 and Unemployed is a graphic novel by Aneurin Wright. In this post, physician Brian Callender explores how the relatively recent genre of 'graphic medicine' helps patients, carers and others understand and cope with illness and disease.
Items from the RCP Symons collection of medical objects illustrate some hygiene habits from the past.
Medical objects from the RCP museum collections illustrate the long-standing relationship between health and aromas throughout history.
A very heavily annotated copy of an ancient medical text shows how the works of Hippocrates were studied, possibly at the University of Cambridge, in the 17th century.
A lone woman free-dives under a frozen lake: a film shown in the exhibition 'Catch your breath' shows how Johanna Nordblad controls and exploits her breath in the harshest of surroundings.
Nobel laureate Albert Schweitzer, theologian and physician, is one of the portraits displayed in the RCP London building.
A collection of papers, long-hidden in the evidence locker of history and recently acquired by the RCP archives, reveal the weird world of a medical jurist.
Something as seemingly simple as measuring breath and lung capacity can be dramatically affected by assumptions and biases in studies, as recent research into spirometry has shown.
As part of the Catch Your Breath research project, patients experiencing breathlessness have taken part in poetry workshops, finding new ways to express their experiences of their conditions.