Part of Explore your Archive 2017 and World COPD Day, delve into the RCP archives and discover how physicians have been treating lung diseases and helping us breathe easy for 400 years.
Thursday 23 November, 1-2pm, Library Reading room, 2nd floor, House 11
Delve into the archives to discover how doctors have been treating lung diseases and helping us breathe easy for 400 years. As part of Explore Your Archive 2017 and World COPD Day, the Royal College of Physicians is holding a hands-on event featuring original records such as Edward Jenner’s dissection casebook, and notes from William Hunter’s lectures. Journey behind-the-scenes and encounter fascinating documents describing the use of ‘cock ale’ to treat consumption in the seventeenth century, to the invention of the iron lung in the 1920s and the RCP’s research into the effects of smoking.