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Library and Surgical Information Services
The Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
Tel: 020 7869 6555/6556
Important: Changes to Library services from 2017 to 2020
In late spring 2017, the College Library will be closing to the public as part of a major refurbishment project. While online resources will remain available, most other services offered will change.
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19Jan2016The Library is pleased to announce its new subscription to Elsevier’s ClinicalKey resource.
20Nov2015We are pleased to announce that we have purchased the back files of The British Journal of Surgery.
2Oct2015To celebrate National Poetry Day there will be a facsimile display in the Library showcasing poems from the Archive and Library collections.
21Apr2017A look at William Henry Fisk’s wonderful naturalistic anatomical drawings of a "flayed" penguin to see the muscle structure.
13Apr2017The Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England contains countless medical, surgical, natural history and zoological texts as one might expect; however, there are a number of books in the collection that are a little bit more unexpected. For example, on a shelf in one corner of the library there is a small collection of books by Rudyard Kipling, including a signed 1922 edition of his most famous work The Jungle Book.
7Apr2017The pioneering Victorian microscopist John Thomas Quekett (1815-1861), author of one of the first microscopy textbooks, collected and prepared at least 12,000 histological sections. Our guest editor Alessandro Felder, budding biologist interested in comparative bone micro-anatomy writes about his work at RCS imaging some of Quekett’s bone sections.
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