This is the fourth volume to be published of A History of the Royal College of Physicians, covering the period 1948-1983. Volumes I-III were published in 1964, 1966, and 1972 respectively, and covered the history of the College from its foundation in 1518 to 1947. It is a scholarly study, based on archival and other sources, of a major historical institution, and examines the way in which it adapted to far-reaching changes in medical knowledge, social attitudes, and the organization of health. As such, it is a major contribution to institutional history. At the same time it illuminates the history of the National Health Service and examines controversial public issues such as smoking.For all the amount of care devoted to their content and arrangement, written examinations were, however, a relatively late innovation ... The first such College examination, which took place in June 1838 a for what was then called the Licentiate a consisted of three essay papers, ... Victoria herself laid the foundation stone of the Collegea#39;s new Examination Hall on the Thames Embankment in March i886.
|Title||:||A History of the Royal College of Physicians of London|
|Author||:||Sir George Norman Clark, Asa Briggs|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2005|