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The Royal College of Surgeons
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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.
17Feb2017A look at the medical effects of tight corsets as worn by women in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Collections on the Move: How Project Transform will improve RCS’s Library, Museums and Archives ServicesConsidering the many opportunities that the RCS's Project Transform will provide for the Library, Museums and Archives.
3Feb2017This month marks 100 years since the first and only “Rat Day”, held in Boston on 13 February 1917. The finale to the Boston Rat Campaign led by the Boston Women’s Municipal League (BWML), the day saw prizes offered for the highest number of dead rats delivered to designated sanitary yards.
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