The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has played a key role in every aspect of healthcare in the city since its foundation in 1599. Members of the College have established hospitals, charities and medical education, improved public health, shaped policy, and have been at the forefront of medical and surgical innovation. The College has also played an organisational role in the establishment and administration of hospitals and health services around the city. In the days before the NHS, the College would often appoint managers, manage funds, and provide voluntary services to hospitals.
This exhibition is a work in progress and will be updated later in the year when we have full access to our physical collections.