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This month’s update adds 48 portrait likenesses from the collections of the Royal College of Physicians, with an introduction by Ludmilla Jordanova, to accompany lives which reflect the varieties of medical practice in the early modern period. Read the introduction here.

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Ring, John (bap. 1752, d. 1821)

The career of John Ring, who held the prestigious post of surgeon to St Thomas’s Hospital, was dominated by his advocacy of smallpox vaccination. He was a leading light in the Royal Jennerian Society, which provided free vaccination at vaccine stations across London.

 

 

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NOVEMBER 11, 2021

What's New: November 2021

This month’s update adds 48 portrait likenesses from the collections of the Royal College of Physicians, with an introduction by Ludmilla Jordanova, to accompany lives which reflect the varieties of medical practice in the early modern period. Read the introduction and summary of new content here.

OCTOBER 14, 2021

What's New: October 2021

This month’s update adds the lives of 9 people of Black/African descent who had an impact on the UK. As well as those from the period of colonial slavery, they include men and women from the Caribbean and West Africa who trained and worked in modern Britain. Read the introduction here.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

What's New: September 2021

This month’s update features the lives of twelve women active in the arts, philanthropy, and public life from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century, introduced by Zoe Thomas. Read the introduction here.