The RCP’s current exhibition, This vexed question, includes several documents from our archives that help tell the history of women in medicine. Assistant Archivist, Felix Lancashire, delves into the records to see what our archives reveal about the RCP’s attitude to women in medicine and women’s health over the last 500 years.
To celebrate 'Explore Your Archive week', the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) welcomed visitors to a hands-on display of records relating to lung health, chronicling people and practice over 400 years.
What can the records of physicians really tell us about the experiences of people with epilepsy through time?
RCP fellows have long been in correspondence with some of the leading lights of science and culture. The archive includes letters written by 19th century luminaries Charles Darwin and Charles Dodgson.
Entries in the Lives of the fellows – the RCP’s series of obituaries of fellows, commonly known as ‘Munk’s Roll’ – reveals the medical establishment’s slowly changing attitudes to homosexuality throughout the 20th century.