Celebrating international Museum Day 2020 our museum team have been sharing what they love about the museum and what they are missing during lockdown.
Inspired by one of the most famous anatomical books in history, Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica, we’ve made an anatomical model kit that you can cut out and assemble at home.
After the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on 15 April 1945, physicians struggled to find the best was to feed the severely malnourished survivors. Janet Vaughan let a team who tried to help, though their method ultimately proved ineffective.
A look into the working lives of our library, archive and museum services team while they’re working from home as part of COVID-19 prevention measures.
Though the library, archive and museum are currently closed, there are plenty of ways to explore our resources online.
Letters in the RCP reveal the restrictions placed on travellers to try and reduce the spread of plague in 17th century Europe. William Harvey spent time in quarantine in Treviso, Italy in 1636.
Thousands of archive and library documents and books relating to the history of medicine and beyond have been digitised by Wiley Ltd for a new online resource, Wiley Digital Archives.
For many years, any suggestions of same-sex attractions or relationships were usually minimised in official documentation such as RCP biographies of its fellows. But that doesn’t mean those loves and relationships weren’t there.
A new library research project has uncovered a surprising marital gift: an 18th century woman’s health book bought for a woman by her husband.
A recently catalogued book added to the RCP library was owned by 20th century artist Jean Clark. She owned and used it in her teens and twenties as part of her artistic training in human anatomy.