Fantastic Finds for Friday: Midwifery and Gynaecology Examinations before the RCOG

This month’s Fantastic Find is a selection of examination papers for obstetric and gynaecological practitioners which predate the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists by over thirty years. The RCOG was only the third royal medical college to be established in England, but it is centuries younger than its predecessors: the Royal College of Physicians…

Fantastic Finds for Friday: Leeches!

Today’s fantastic find is definitely not for the squeamish! I always come across my best finds during a spot of routine cataloguing, and this week I have been working on some midwifery lecture notebooks which were donated to the RCM collection recently. These lecture notebooks were written by Ethel Maine as a student nurse and…