Louella Vaughan and Richard Thompson - The Physicians 1660-2018: Ever Persons Capable and Able - Little, Brown Book Group

The Physicians 1660-2018: Ever Persons Capable and Able

By Louella Vaughan and Richard Thompson

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The seventh book in the 500 Reflections on the RCP series, volume two of two on the history of the Royal College of Physicians.

The Royal College of Physicians celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2018, and to observe this landmark is publishing this series of ten books. Each of the books focuses on fifty themed elements that have contributed to making the RCP what it is today, together adding up to 500 reflections on 500 years. Some of the people, ideas, objects and manuscripts featured are directly connected to the College, while others have had an influence that can still be felt in its work.

This, the seventh book in the series looks at the history of the Royal College.

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  • ISBN: 9781408706343
  • Publication date: 21 Dec 2017
  • Page count: 112
  • Imprint: Little, Brown
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