500 Years of the Royal College of Physicians

500 Years of the Royal College of Physicians

Edited by Linda Luxon and Simon Shorvon with Julie Beckwith
Third Millennium Publications, March 2018
ISBN: 978 1 781259 11 5
Pages: 192

Illustrations: Over 400


This large format hardback book narrates the history of the Royal College of Physicians, from its foundation and survival through a turbulent history to its position today as a leading international body for physicians. This book takes a chronological approach, showing the development of the college within the wider social landscape of great upheaval and innovation. Designed by Third Millennium Publications, it has striking photography and is heavily illustrated with specially curated archival images.

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: Antecedents

Chapter 2: The foundation and rise of the College 1518-1660

Chapter 3: Calamity and conflict 1660-1740

Chapter 4: Enlightenment 1740-1820

Chapter 5: Reform and regulation 18820-1880

Chapter 6: Modernisation 1880-1948

Chapter 7: A brave experiment 1948-2018

Chapter 8: The College in a changing world

Appendices: Index, list of subscribers, picture credits.

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