Grave and learned men: the physicians 1518–1660
The Royal College of Physicians celebrated its 500th anniversary in 2018 and to observe this landmark it published a series of ten books. Each of the books focuses on fifty elements that have contributed to making the RCP what it is today, together adding up to 500 reflections on 500 years. Some of the people, ideas , objects and manuscripts featured are directly connected to the RCP, while others have had an influence that can still be felt in its work.
In this, the sixth volume, author Louella Vaughan paints a vibrant illustration of the first 140 years of the RCP's colourful history. By focusing on fifty important episodes and key players, this book brings to life the early years of the RCP, its first triumphs and the numerous challenges that it overcame to ensure its survival.
Other books in the series
Anatomy of a building - Rowan Moore
A garden of medicinal plants - Henry Oakeley, Jane Knowles, Michael de Swiet and Anthony Dayan
Quacks, rogues and charlatans - Paul Strathern
Physicians and war - Humphrey Hodgson and Simon Shorvan
Curiosities from the College museum - Richard Thompson
Ever persons capable and able: the physicians 1660-2018 - Louella Vaughan
Physicians and their images - Ludmilla Jordanova
Simples and rarities suitable and honourable to the College - Alastair Compston
Physicians and global health - Krishna Chinthapalli