We hold over 60,000 books, including a copy of the first edition of the first book printed on medicine - the De Medicina of Celsus, published in 1478 - and almost 1500 journals, some of which are particularly rare. We also hold over 400 externally deposited manuscript collections concerning eminent scientists such as Joseph Black and William Cullen.
As well as preserving these collections, we make them available to our members and to the public through digitisation projects and a range of events.
The College holds regular history of medicine events, including talks, interactive events and tours
Many of the history events which the College holds are also recorded and made available online, for those unable to attend in person
The College carries out a wide range of heritage projects, to preserve our historical collections and make them available to people all over the world. Our most recent projects include: