TRIAL: Digital Archives - Royal Geographical Society/Royal College of Physicians

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The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) archive spans all aspects of geographical thought and includes materials from the society’s library, as well as its extensive archives and maps collections. Tens of thousands of maps and charts are complemented by manuscript material, fieldnotes, correspondence, drawings, photographs, pamphlets, atlases, gazetteers, and a range of other published and unpublished material. The collections shed light on the impact of geographical science on history, exploration, colonialism, and diplomatic policies, as well as natural resources, cultural studies, anthropology, and ethnography.

The Royal College of Physicians archive is bringing rare and unique historical materials to researchers, students and educators across a variety of fields and departments, helping shape public health today. Notable members and fellows include Richard Mead, William Harvey, John Brereton Barlow, James Cyriax, Ronald Ross, and Dame Sheila Sherlock. It reflects the development of modern Western medicine, while documenting the interactions of the medical community between religious communities, monarchies, political systems, and the general public. There is also a good deal of information related to the establishment of medical practice standards and medical education, and to the extension and growth of the medical disciplines into the specialized fields of practice as we understand them today.

The trial is active between the 16th September and the 4th October 2019 and can be accessed here. Use the "Other Archives" menu on the top right to switch between the archives.

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