The library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England holds a collection of national significance. Focussing on surgical and medically related literature, the collection contains materials from the late fifteenth century onwards, including many unique historical materials in a variety of formats. Holdings include tracts and pamphlets, and many paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs, as well as extensive monograph and journal collections. The contemporary collections focus on surgery, dentistry, anatomy, physiology and pathology. The library also holds “an extensive collection of books, tracts and journals concerning the history of surgery, dentistry and medicine.”
The catalogue is being added as part of the Copac Challenge Fund.