Annals of the Royal College of Physicians (1518-1988)
Includes material by William Harvey, John Caius, Sir Hans Sloane, Sir Henry Halford, Sir William Jenner, Thomas Beddoes, Edward Jenner, Matthew Baillie and Richard Mead. Subjects include midwifery, the treatment of tropical diseases, the Great Plague, inoculation, the treatment of the poor and examining and licensing policies. 1518-1690 In Latin with English translations. Pt. 2 includes material on issues such as the introduction of penicillin and insulin, the use of x-rays, kidney dialysis, the use of CAT scans, the war against diseases such as typhus, polio and smallpox, and the introduction of the National Health Service in Britain.