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Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is the professional body for physicians, with over 30,000 members and fellows across the globe.

The RCP has an extensive library, started at the foundation of the RCP in 1518 and maintained and developed today. The rare books and special collections are displayed in public exhibitions and can be viewed in person by making a research appointment with the library. 20th-century collections are available to all for reference access in the library reading room.

Most of the original book collections were destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666. Since then the library has grown, incorporating a wide range subjects not restricted to medical works. This reflects the collecting habits of earlier RCP fellows and the need to provide the broad educational base considered suitable for physicians.

Everything in the collection is on the library catalogue.


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Royal College of Physicians
by Johnson, Francis, 1796?-1876; East India Company; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Topics: Persian Language, Arabic Language, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Royal College of Physicians
by Roget, Peter Mark, 1779-1869; Roget, John Lewis, 1828-1908; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Half-title: Roget's thesaurus
Topics: English Language, Synonyms
Royal College of Physicians
by United States. Surgeon-General's Office; Royal College of Physicians of London
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v. 1-2. Authors, A-Z.--v. 3. Supplement: Anonymous, transactions, reports, periodicals.
Topics: Military Medicine, Medical Libraries, Bibliography, Catalogues
Royal College of Physicians
by Suśruta; Bhishagratna, Kunjalal, 1865-; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Ayurvedic medicine, Medicine
With engraved frontispiece
Topics: English Language, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Royal College of Physicians
by Great Britain. Census Office; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Contents: Vol.1. Numbers and distribution of the people. -- v.2. Ages, civil condition, occupations and birth-places of the people; with the ages and occupations of the blind, of the deaf-and-dumb, and of the inmates of certain public institutions. --v.3. General report. -- [Supplementary vols.]. Tables of the area, houses and population in Superintendent Registrars' districts and Poor Law Unions, &c
Topics: Censuses and Population, Demography
Royal College of Physicians
by Royal College of Physicians of London. n 80046799
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Topic: Rosicrucians
Royal College of Physicians
by Royal College of Physicians of London. n 80046799
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Topic: Directories
Royal College of Physicians
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Topics: German Language, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Royal College of Physicians
by Fell-Smith, Charlotte, -1937; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Mysticism, Science, Astrology
Royal College of Physicians
by Procopius; Dewing, H. B. (Henry Bronson), 1882- (Translator); Royal College of Physicians of London
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In 7 vols. but vol.7 missing
Topics: Goths, Vandals, Ancient History, Essays
Chaplin, Thomas Hancock Arnold [Book-plate on pastedown]
Topic: Colonialism
Royal College of Physicians
by Dundee Art Exhibition Committee; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Topics: Art, Exhibitions
Royal College of Physicians
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Translation of: Mulakhkhas rihlat Ibn Battutah by Muhammad ibn Fath Allah al-Bayluni
Topics: Ibn Batuta, 1304-1377, Travel, Description and Travel
Royal College of Physicians
by Farr, William, 1807-1883; Great Britain. General Register Office; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Compiled by William Farr
Topics: Asiatic Cholera, Mortality, Epidemics, Public Health, Social Conditions, Reports
Royal College of Physicians, London
Topic: Physicians
With engraved frontispiece
Topics: English Language, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Royal College of Physicians
by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Printed on single side only
Topics: Botany, Catalogues, Bibliography
Royal College of Physicians
by United States. Surgeon-General's Office; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Royal College of Physicians
by Frazer, James George, 1854-1941; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Topics: Religion, Comparative Religion, Mythology, Magic
Royal College of Physicians
by Procopius; Dewing, H. B. (Henry Bronson), 1882- (Translator); Royal College of Physicians of London
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In 7 vols. but vol.7 missing
Topics: Goths, Vandals, Ancient History, Essays
Royal College of Physicians
by Cheltenham College; Hunter, Andrew Alexander (Editor); Gray, Archibald, 1880?-1967 (Former owner); Gray, Elsie, 1881–1971 (Donor); Royal College of Physicians of London. n 80046799
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Topics: Universities and Colleges, Alumni
Royal College of Physicians
by Zoological Society of London; Waterhouse, Frederick Herschel, 1845-1919; Sclater, Philip Lutley, 1829-1913; Royal College of Physicians of London
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"Prepared, like the former, by Mr. F. H. Waterhouse, the society's librarian."--Pref. (by P. L. Sclater)
Topics: Zoology, Bibliography, Catalogues
Royal College of Physicians
by Liddell, Henry George, 1811-1898; Scott, Robert, 1811-1887; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Topics: Greek Language, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Royal College of Physicians
by Suśruta; Bhishagratna, Kunjalal, 1865-; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Ayurvedic medicine, Medicine
Royal College of Physicians
by Ainslie, Whitelaw, 1767-1837; Halford, Henry, 1766-1844 (Associated name); Royal College of Physicians of London. n 80046799
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"Published by special permission of the Government of Madras."
Topics: Materia Medica, Nomenclature
Royal College of Physicians
by Nemnich, Philipp Andreas, 1764-1822; Lettsome, John Charles (Former owner); Royal College of Physicians of London
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Colophons read: "Hamburg, gedruckt Conrad Müller, 1796" [at end of english lexicon]; and "...1798" [at end of text]
Topic: Natural History
Royal College of Physicians
by Royal College of Physicians of London. n 80046799
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Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Biographical Dictionaries, Nobility
Royal College of Physicians
by Blaschke, Paul, 1850-1933; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Polyglot Dictionaries, Medical Dictionaries, English Language, French Language, German Language
Royal College of Physicians
by Hilpert, Joseph Leonhard; Royal College of Physicians of London
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2 volumes in 1
Topics: German Language, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Royal College of Physicians
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Cover title: Royal Society catalogue, transactions
Topics: Science, Bibliography
Royal College of Physicians
by Ogilvie, John; Annandale, Charles; Ogilvie, John, 1797-1867; Annandale, Charles, 1843-1915; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Lacks volume 3
Topics: English Language, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Royal College of Physicians
by Laehr, Heinrich, 1820-1905; Hunter, Richard Alfred (Donor); Royal College of Physicians of London
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Half title page
Topic: Psychiatry
Royal College of Physicians
by Procopius; Dewing, H. B. (Henry Bronson), 1882- (Translator); Royal College of Physicians of London
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In 7 vols. but vol.7 missing
Topics: Goths, Vandals, Ancient History, Essays
Final [4] p. and p. [xvi] with advertisements
Topics: Psychiatry, Magistrates, Directories, Mental Disorders, Medical Legislation
Royal College of Physicians
by McKerrow, R. B. (Ronald Brunlees), 1872-1940; Bibliographical Society; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Includes indexes
Topics: Printers' Marks, Publishing, Printing
Royal College of Physicians
by Royal Society (Great Britain); Royal College of Physicians of London
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1-8: 1800-1863 (1867-1879)
Topics: History of Science, Academies and Learned Societies, Bibliography, Archive Cataloguing
Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Description and Travel, Health Resorts, Medical Climatology, Medical Geography
Royal College of Physicians
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Topic: Directories
Royal College of Physicians
by Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London; Wheatley, Benjamin Robert, (Indexer); Royal College of Physicians of London
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Index, by B.R.Wheatley London, 1860
Topics: Medical Libraries, Catalogues
Royal College of Physicians
by Procopius; Dewing, H. B. (Henry Bronson), 1882- (Translator); Royal College of Physicians of London
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In 7 vols. but vol.7 missing
Topics: Goths, Vandals, Ancient History, Essays
Royal College of Physicians
by Royal College of Physicians of London
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Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Homoeopathy, Pharmacopoeias
Royal College of Physicians
by Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Exposição Medica Brasileira, 1884; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Title page wanting
Topic: History of Medicine
Royal College of Physicians
by Ogilvie, John; Annandale, Charles; Ogilvie, John, 1797-1867; Annandale, Charles, 1843-1915; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Lacks volume 3
Topics: English Language, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Royal College of Physicians
by Procopius; Dewing, H. B. (Henry Bronson), 1882- (Translator); Royal College of Physicians of London
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In 7 vols. but vol.7 missing
Topics: Goths, Vandals, Ancient History, Essays
Royal College of Physicians
by Suśruta; Bhishagratna, Kunjalal, 1865-; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Ayurvedic medicine, Medicine
Royal College of Physicians
by Royal College of Physicians of London
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Topic: Contraception
Royal College of Physicians
by Ogilvie, John; Annandale, Charles; Ogilvie, John, 1797-1867; Annandale, Charles, 1843-1915; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Lacks volume 3
Topics: English Language, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Royal College of Physicians
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Previous edition: 1814
Topics: Culpeper, Nicholas, 1616-1654, Occultism, Medicine, Botany, Astrology, Materia Medica,...
Royal College of Physicians
by Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543; Dobson, Austin, 1840-1921 (Introduction by); Lützelburger, Hans, 1495?-1526; Vauzelles, Jean de; Corrozet, Gilles, 1510-1568; Royal College of Physicians of London
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With Biblical texts and French quatrains
Topics: Dance of Death, Medicine and Art
Royal College of Physicians
by Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London; Dixon, James; Wheatley, Benjamin Robert, (Indexer); Royal College of Physicians of London
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Comprises of vols. 1-3 plus a 4th volume containing Supplements 1-7
Topics: Medicine, Bibliography, Catalogues, Academies and Learned Societies, Medical
Royal College of Physicians
by Great Britain. Census Office; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Contents: Vol.1. Numbers and distribution of the people. -- v.2. Ages, civil condition, occupations and birth-places of the people; with the ages and occupations of the blind, of the deaf-and-dumb, and of the inmates of certain public institutions. --v.3. General report. -- [Supplementary vols.]. Tables of the area, houses and population in Superintendent Registrars' districts and Poor Law Unions, &c
Topics: Censuses and Population, Demography
Royal College of Physicians
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Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Medicinal Plants, Signatures, Doctrine of, Mysticism, Alchemy
Royal College of Physicians
by Reisner, George Andrew, 1867-1942; Royal College of Physicians of London. n 80046799
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Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Medicine, Egypt, Papyri, Egyptian Language and Literature
Royal College of Physicians, London
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Topic: Ayurvedic medicine
Royal College of Physicians
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Map enclosed in front pocket
Topics: Mineral Waters, Health Resorts
Royal College of Physicians
by Liddell, Henry George, 1811-1898; Scott, Robert, 1811-1887; Royal College of Physicians of London. n 80046799
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Includes half-title page
Topic: Greek Language
Errata: p. xvi
Topics: Prostitution, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Royal College of Physicians
by Procopius; Dewing, H. B. (Henry Bronson), 1882- (Translator); Royal College of Physicians of London
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In 7 vols. but vol.7 missing
Topics: Goths, Vandals, Ancient History, Essays
Royal College of Physicians
by Wood, Anthony à, 1632-1695; Bliss, Philip, 1787-1857 (Editor); College of Advocates in Doctors' Commons. Library, (Former Owner); Law Society (Great Britain), (Former Owner); Royal College of Physicians of London
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Higher Education, Universities and Colleges, Alumni, Clergy, Biographical Dictionaries
Royal College of Physicians
by Rylands, W. Harry (William Harry, 1847-1922, Editor; Bullen, George, 1816-1894, Editor; Price, Francis Compton (Introduction); Royal College of Physicians of London
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Printed for the Holbein Society by Wyman in 1881
Topics: Death, Block Books, Printing, Incunabula
Royal College of Physicians
by Power, H. (Henry), 1829-1911; Duckworth, Dyce, Sir, 1840-1928 (Former owner); Sedgwick, Leonard W. (Leonard William); New Sydenham Society; Royal College of Physicians of London
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2 copies, 1 bound in 4 vols
Topics: Medical Dictionaries, Medical Sciences
Royal College of Physicians
by Rainal, Léon; Rainal, Jules; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Half title page
Topic: Trusses, Surgery
Royal College of Physicians
by Frazer, James George, 1854-1941; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Topics: Religion, Comparative Religion, Mythology, Magic
Royal College of Physicians
by United States. Surgeon-General's Office; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Royal College of Physicians
by Frazer, James George, 1854-1941; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Topics: Religion, Comparative Religion, Mythology, Magic
Royal College of Physicians
by Hippocrates; Burnell, A.C. , (Editor); Littré, Emile, 1801-1881 (Translator); Linden, Johannes Antonides van der, 1609-1664, (Translator); Cornarius, Janus, 1500-1558, (Translator); Adams, Francis, 1796-1861, (Translator); Royal College of Physicians of London
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Greek, Latin, French and English texts arranged in parallel columns, two columns to each page
Topics: Climate, Medical Climatology, Water
Royal College of Physicians
by Flückiger, Friedrich A. (Friedrich August), 1828-1894; Flückiger, Friedrich A. (Friedrich August), 1828-1894, (Inscriber); Hanbury, Daniel, 1825-1875, (Former owner); Hanbury, Daniel, 1825-1875; Royal College of Physicians of London
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With half-title page
Topics: Materia Medica, Formularies, Vegetables, Botany, Drugs, Herbalism
Royal College of Physicians
by Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos; Sprengel, Kurt Polykarp Joactim (Editor); Royal College of Physicians of London
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Topics: Botany, Materia Medica
Compiled by W. H. Overall
Topics: Portraits, Art, Catalogs
Royal College of Physicians
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Topic: Botany
Royal College of Physicians
by Medical Society of London. Library; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Topics: Medical Libraries, Bibliography, Catalogues
Royal College of Physicians
by Howe, E. R. J. Gambier (Edward Russell James Gambier); Barlow, H.M. Former owner; British Museum. Department of Prints and Drawings; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Topics: Bookplates, Book Collecting
Royal College of Physicians
by Fowler, Robert; Fowler, Robert, (Inscriber); Royal College of Physicians of London
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With 2 pages of press-notices for the work
Topics: Starvation, Fasting, Anorexia Nervosa
Royal College of Physicians
by United States. Surgeon-General's Office; Royal College of Physicians of London
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v. 1-2. Authors, A-Z.--v. 3. Supplement: Anonymous, transactions, reports, periodicals.
Topics: Military Medicine, Medical Libraries, Bibliography, Catalogues