Sarah Gillam, editor of Inspiring Physicians, looks at the life of physician Thomas Bowdler and his sister Harriet, the siblings responsible for expurgating Shakespeare.
Oral history officer Sarah Lowry explores the experience of disrupted educations within interviews from the RCP archives and the Medical Sciences Video Archive at Oxford Brookes University.
We were recently delighted to welcome Shea Evason and Christopher Olive from the University of Liverpool’s Archives and Records Management programme for our first ever virtual student placement. Here, Shea shares his experience with us.
As part of a Transcribathon hosted by the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective, Archive Manager Pamela Forde looks at an intriguing handwritten recipe book belonging to Lady Sedley, 1686.
Two hundred years ago, the poet John Keats was being cared for in his dying days by RCP physician, Sir James Clark. Sarah Gillam, Editor of Inspiring Physicians, looks at their relationship and the medical treatment Keats received throughout his tragic demise.
Rare books and special collections librarian, Katie Birkwood looks at a once controversial book that relates to LGBT+ history and explores changing attitudes in society and the medical profession.
While our team work from home they want to share some interesting objects, books and stories from our library, museum and archives with you. Our second #MuseumFromHome video is by senior curator Lowri Jones with a brief history of the stethoscope.
This blog post looks at the end of the life of Ruth Harris (1926–1980), who died from cancer in 1980 before she could be awarded fellowship.
As part of Explore Your Archive 2020, an ongoing campaign for public and private organisations across the UK and Ireland to showcase the hidden gems stored in their collections, Archive Manager Pamela Forde considers a report on leprosy that shaped the treatment of the disease and its management across the globe.