Quacks, rogues and charlatans
The Royal College of Physicians celebrated its 500th anniversary in 2018, and to observe this landmark it published a series of books, focusing on fifty themed elements that have contributed to making the RCP what it is today.
This third book in the series is a lively tour of some of the colourful characters and dubious cures that have littered the RCP's 500-year history, and highlights the role the RCP has played in regulating the medical profession.
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
Physicians and war - Humphrey Hodgson and Simon Shorvan
Curiosities from the College museum - Richard Thompson
Grave and learned men: the physicians 1518-1660 - Louella Vaughan
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