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The RCSI Heritage Collections contain unique and
amazing material relating to the history of medicine in
Ireland and abroad.
The collection touches on medical, social, historical
and personal events that have taken place over the
last 250 years. The variety and scope of this material
ranges from the College Charter granted by George
III on February 11th 1784 to ivory handled fleams
(operating knives) to the birth certificate of Emily
Dickson, the first woman Fellow of RCSI 1893. Also
included are tapestries embroidered by the wife
of Sylvester O'Halloran, whose vision inspired the
foundation of RCSI, as well as the original manuscript
of William Wilde's Practical Observations on Aural
Surgery with corrections made by his son Henry
Wilson.
The RCSI Heritage Collections are constantly being
developed and expanded to cover the history of
surgery and medicine in Ireland. Our mission is to
collect, catalogue, preserve and make available to
researchers the wealth of knowledge held in the
Heritage Collections of the Royal College of Surgeons
in Ireland.
CAN YOU HELP?
Are there casebooks belonging to your grandfather
gathering dust in the attic? Did you often wonder
what to do with those old medical instruments
belonging to your medical ancestor? Are there old
photographs of RCSI from years past sitting in a book
somewhere?
THE RCSI HERITAGE COLLECTIONS WOULD
TREASURE THIS MATERIAL.
If you wish to discuss the donation of historical
material
please do not hesitate to contact us
archivist@rcsi.ie,
meadhbhmurphy@rcsi.ie
Image: Thomas Parke, FRCSI 1890
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