Expertly designed with striking photography and specially curated archival images, 500 Years of the Royal College of Physicians will be 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.
"The 500th anniversary of the Royal College of Physicians is a huge source of pride for us as we reflect on our great history, and the immense contributions that our members and fellows have made to medical care and to the education of doctors and the public over this period. It is also an opportunity to look forward to the next 500 years during which there will no doubt be many changes in the way medicine is practised but our founding principles of delivering high-quality care in partnership with patients and broader society will remain constant."
- Professor Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians