A History of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Volume 4

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Clarendon Press for the Royal College of Physicians, 2005 - History - 352 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

List of Colour Plates x
1246
List of Black and White Plates xi
1247
Abbreviations xii
1248
New and Old
1249
The National Health Service I 19461968
1296
Five Presidents
1338
Smoking
1370
A Change of Premises
1400
Essential Values
1550
APPENDICES
1571
The College Constitution a Charter b ByeLaws 1948 1984
1573
Presidents and College Officers 19481984
1671
Harveian Orations
1672
Honorary Fellows Elected 19481983
1674
College Reports 19481983
1675
Lectures Medals Prizes Scholarships
1684

Examining Training Educating
1417
Within and Without
1458
The National Health Service II 19681984
1486
Munk s Roll
1508
Portraits and other Art Works Acquired 19481983
1708
Audio and Video Tape Interviews of Fellows Honorary Fellows and Honarary Members
1711
Index
1715
Copyright

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Asa Briggs, created Lord Briggs of Lewes in 1976, is a former Vice-Chancellor of Sussex University, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, and Chancellor of the Open University. He has written four volumes of a history of British broadcasting and is President of the Social History Society. In 2000 he was awarded the Wolfson Prize for History. His is married with four children.

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