Laurence Scales introduces seven doctors who cared for royalty, and were also members of Ri.
The list of names in Queen Victoria’s medical retinue alone seems long enough to minister to a small town. It appears in Royal Poxes & Potions: Royal Doctors & Their Secrets by Raymond Lamont-Brown. In the book I counted 19 of the royal medics who also crop up in the historic Ri membership. Scroll through the image gallery below to meet seven of interest.
Laurence Scales is a volunteer working with the Ri Heritage and Collections team. He also leads unique and eclectic London tours focused on the curious history of discovery, invention, medicine and intelligence. He is a graduate in engineering and has worked in various technological industries.
Sarah Dick catches up on work from our two former resident animators, Andrew Khosravani and Rosanna Wan.
Posted on27th February 2019
The 19th century saw more than its fair share of shipwrecks, alongside scientific and technological leaps in maritime safety. Here our Heritage and Collections volunteer, Laurence Scales, surfaces some of these stories from our archives.
Posted to In the archives on20th February 2019