Curator Briony Hudson explains why the hidden stories of historical medical women, as well as famous pioneers, are being revealed in the RCP’s new exhibition 'This vexed question’: 500 years of women in medicine.
Profiles of Professor Ramani Moonesinghe, whose roles include director of the Health Services Research Centre at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and Dr Katharine Lloyd-Williams, who oversaw the creation of the UK’s first fully co-educational medical school at the Royal Free Hospital.
Medical ophthalmology was the RCP specialty of the month for April 2015. The RCP archive and library collections contain manuscripts and printed books examining surgery, medicines and diseases of the eye.
A history of opium and how it was used in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries to the present day, including a pill box from the RCP museum and Richard Meade's 'A mechanical account of poisons' from the RCP library.