Royal College of Physicians Part I

Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Part 1 spans from the RCP's founding charter, to the foundations of modern medicine and much more. This archive covers research and teaching of numerous topics across the history of science, medicine, and medical humanities from interdisciplinary perspectives – covering health and climate, nutrition, sanitation, mental health among many others.

RCP Part I extends to over 700,000 pages and includes over 7,000 early printed books and more than 100 incunabula from the John Dee collection and Dorchester library. The archive records reflect the RCP’s changing role in setting standards of medical practice and the fellows wide-ranging medical and non-medical interests. As a result, the archives contain an eclectic range of 14th to 19th-century manuscripts.

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Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2019