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‘Substantial hostility’: sex and sexuality in the RCP archives
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.
17 February 2017
Snow-white blooms of the Christmas rose
Helleborus niger, also known as the Christmas rose, is a popular, appealing plant because it produces large, saucer-shaped flowers at a time when not much else is in bloom.
10 February 2017
Colour our collections
From 6 to 10 February 2017 libraries across the world – including the RCP library – are inviting everyone to 'colour our collections'.
3 February 2017
Escaping the Holocaust: the stories of three RCP fellows
The stories of three RCP physicians with Jewish heritage whose families came to the UK in the 1930s to escape the Nazi regime in Hitler's Germany.
27 January 2017
A history of clinical genetics through the lives of RCP fellows
Fellows of the RCP have been instrumental in the scientific discoveries and genetic counselling services that make clinical genetics what it is today.
20 January 2017
Journal of a voyage to New South Wales
A rare book in the RCP library records a naval surgeon’s experience of the First Fleet’s journey to Australia, and the flora and fauna they found there.
13 January 2017
‘And great Achilles will be sent again to Troy’: the adventures of a ship’s surgeon in the 1870s
The diaries of Theodore Preston in the RCP archives reveal the mundanity and adventure of a life at sea in the 19th century.
6 January 2017
‘A native of the icy regions’: a historical view of reindeer
Reindeer are a common feature in Christmas imagery. Rare books from the RCP library show historical illustrations and descriptions of these hardy animals.
23 December 2016
Some historical perspectives on the study and treatment of diabetes
Diabetes was long studied before effective treatment was developed in the 20th century. Books and archive documents in the RCP library reveal some of this history.
16 December 2016
Chinese lanterns: a taste of the Orient
A relative of the Cape gooseberry, Physalis alkekengi is a beautiful and long-used plant containing physalins, a compound that could be used for developing new drugs for leukaemia and lung cancer.
9 December 2016