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.
The RCP heritage library has been grateful to receive several donations of twentieth-century medical books in recent months, all of which complement and expand our existing collection of the history of medicine and physicianly work. Rare books and special collections librarian Katie Birkwood explores these exciting new acquisitions.
Museum Studies student Yuewei Wang makes a surprising discovery in a medical history collection, a work of art by one of China's most influential artists of the 20th century.
In the past, items for the museum were not always collected as carefully as we would today. Read on for the intriguing story of the portrait of RCP Fellow Richard Morton – or is it?
Did Chinese 'diagnostic dolls' really have a medical purpose? Museum studies student from the University of Leicester, Yuewei Wang explores this question.
Discover the how and why of John Caius' reshaping of the RCP and its impact on the centuries that followed in our new video with Harveian Librarian of the RCP Dr Louella Vaughan.
Celebrating the career of Joseph Orleans Mends Pobee (1930 – 2008): doctor, professor of medicine, researcher, fellow of the RCP and founding secretary general of the West African College of Physicians.
Remembering Abdel Halim Mohamed Halim: doctor, leader, educator and first Sudanese fellow of the RCP
In 1918 RCP president Norman Moore marked the RCP’s 400th birthday by giving a rare and historic medical book – a copy of the Rosa Anglica once owned by John Chambre – to the library.