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Book cover of 500 Years of the Royal College of Physicians. Published by Profile Editions.

500 Years of the Royal College of Physicians

Edited by Simon Shorvon
Edited by Linda Luxon
Edited by Julie Beckwith


  • An illustrated account of the history of medicine through the eyes of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Celebrates 500 years of the College
  • Includes specially curated, rare archive imagery
Full Description

Expertly designed with striking photography and specially curated archival images, 500 Years of the Royal College of Physicians is a momentous commemoration of an extraordinary quincentenary. This book shows the development of the College within a wider social landscape of great upheaval and thrilling innovation. The Royal College of Physicians has played a pivotal role in raising standards and shaping public health. This impressive large-format hardback tells the story of the College from its foundation and survival through life-changing revolutions in the world of medicine, to its position today as the international leading body for physicians, driving global improvement in the diagnoses of disease, the care of individual patients and the wider health of the population.

Profile Editions
10th May 2018
USA & Canada
9.81 in x 12.10 in
192 Pages
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