Christmas card - pomegranate
This Christmas card depicts a festive pomegranate design inspired by the RCP coat of arms, which was granted in 1546. This contemporary design is blocked in red and silver foil.
The arms of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), granted in 1546, depict a golden pomegranate below a hand feeling the pulse. The juice was used in medicine as its watery, cooling properties were regarded as an appropriate treatment for fevers which were caused, as was then believed, by an excess of the hot humours. Pomegranates were introduced into England in the early 16th century, so it was a novel fruit to the founders of the College. The pomegranate tree growing in the Medicinal Garden at the RCP was planted by Sir Cyril Clarke in 1977 to mark the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.
Message inside reads 'Season's greetings'.
Pack of 10 cards with self-seal envelopes.