City of London, England, United Kingdom
Royal College of Physicians
Site of the
1674 - 1825
Erected by City of London Corporation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the UK, England, City of London Corporation series list.
Location. 51° 30.934′ N, 0° 6.05′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is on Warwick Lane just south of Newgate Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Warwick Lane, City of London, England EC4M 7BR, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grey Friars Monastery (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ's Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Vestry House (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Giltspur Street Compter (about 120 meters away); Christchurch Greyfriars Garden (about 120 meters away); Mozzagrogna and Caldari War MemorialChrist’s Hospital (about 150 meters away); Charles Lamb (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
Also see . . . Royal College of Physicians. "The Royal College of Physicians is a British professional body dedicated to improving the practice of medicine, chiefly through the accreditation of physicians by examination. Founded in 1518, it set the first international standard in the classification of diseases, and its library contains medical texts of great historical interest....A small group of distinguished physicians, led by the scholar, humanist and priest Thomas Linacre, petitioned King Henry VIII to be incorporated into a College similar to those found in a number of other European countries. The main functions of the College, as set down in the founding Charter, were to grant licenses to those qualified to practice and to punish unqualified practitioners and those engaging in malpractice. This included apothecaries as well as physicians....It was founded as the College of Physicians when it received a Royal Charter in 1518, affirmed by Act of Parliament in 1523. It is not known when the name "Royal College" was first assumed or granted. It came into use after the charter of 1663....The college has been continuously active in improving the practice of medicine since its foundation, primarily though the accreditation of physicians....It is sometimes referred to as the Royal College of Physicians of London to differentiate it from other similarly-named bodies. It was the first College of Physicians in Britain or Ireland." (Submitted on December 7, 2017.)
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