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The Royal College of Physicians celebrated its 500th anniversary in 2018, and to observe this landmark it published this 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.
Set in the context of manuscript and book production, this, the ninth volume in the series, describes the Dorchester Library and how its rich and diverse collection illustrates the history of medicine and ideas.
Other books in the series
A garden of medicinal plants - Henry Oakeley, Jane Knowles, Michael de Swiet and Anthony Dayan
Anatomy of a building - Rowan Moore
Quacks, rogues and charlatans - Paul Strathern
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
Physicians and global health - Krishna Chinthapalli
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