RCPI’s collection includes historical items such as photos, manuscripts, illustrations and articles
relating to neurophysiology, anatomy, pathology and mental health.
OBJECTS IN THE ARCHIVE
- Manuscript of an essay on diseases of the spinal cord and medulla oblongata which won the medal of the Pathological Society (1863)
PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS
- Photograph of the portrait of Sir Gordon Morgan Holmes, an Irish neurologist that studied alongside Edinger and Weigert and carried out pioneering research into the cerebellum and visual cortex. The portrait was by Harold Knight (1957).
- File of letters and newspaper cuttings relating to the publication of Kirkpatrick’s piece on the ‘History of the Care of the Insane in Ireland’ (1931-1934)
- Statement regarding proposed legislation for the “mentally defective” on behalf of the Irish division of the Medico-Psychological Association (early 20th century)
- Copy of Jane Waterson’s will, in which she leaves 100 pounds to be applied to teaching and research into cancer and mental diseases, in particular schizophrenia (1932/mid-20th century)
Royal College of Physicians Ireland,
1 Setanta Pl.,