Online exhibition: Royal College of Physicians Unseen
The history of medicine like you’ve never seen it before.
The Royal College of Physicians has been collecting extraordinary objects, stunning works of art, recorded interviews, rare books and diverse documents for over 500 years.
In 2021 – at a moment of unparalleled interest in all matters medical - the college is showcasing some of its most remarkable never-seen-before riches for the very first time in a new online exhibition.
The more than 80 items on display range from the magical to the medical, the purely practical to the beautiful, the morally dubious to the historically significant. Amongst the tongue scrapers and leech applicators, the plaster spreaders and castor oil spoons are truly unique objects.
From bezoar stone boxes to medieval dancing manuals, insulin injectors to opulent portraits, astrological textbooks to anatomical illustrations. The collections of the Royal College of Physicians are as eclectic and unexpected as they are immense. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover them.
Online and free, all day and every day at history.rcplondon.ac.uk/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions
Mon 18 Jan 2021 to Thu 18 Mar 2021