The Senior Physicians Society (previously called The Quincentennial Society) is an association that provides for widows and widowers of fellows and members of the RCP and retired fellows and members of the RCP and its faculties, an opportunity to contribute to the activities of the RCP and enjoy the scientific, cultural and educational meetings to which selected speakers are invited.
Lectures are now opened to the public. They are usually held three times a year, and attract outstanding speakers across science, the arts, the humanities and issues of the day.
This event is organised by the SPS Committee.
10:15 – 11:15am Registration and coffee
11:15 – 11:25am Professor Dame Jane Dacre Welcome to the meeting
11:25am – 12:05pm Dr Nicholas Cambridge
'Scrofula, Gout and Dropsy: Dr Samuel Johnson and his Physicians'
12:05 – 12:45pm Professor Liakat Ali Parapia FRCP
'History of Bloodletting by Phlebotomy'
12:45 – 2:45pm Lunch and coffee
2:45 – 3:25pm Dr Louella Vaughn FRCP
'The Siege of Warwick Lane: The Politics of Disease, Anatomy and Belonging at the Royal College of Physicians in the Eighteenth Century'
3:25 – 4:05pm Dr Paul Craddock
'Before Science Could Be Trusted: Thomas Wakley and his mission to rid Victorian medicine of corruption'