The RSM organises a number of exhibitions each year which are open to the public and take place in the Library.
Monday 8th May until Saturday 29th July 2017
The exhibition tells the story of John Elliotson and his battle to promote mesmerism – hypnotism as it was later renamed – in the face of furious opposition from the medical establishment and medical press. Elliotson was President of the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London in 1833, and it was during his term of office that the Society was granted a Royal Charter to become, in 1834, the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society.
Admission free. Open to all.
Exhibition opening hours
|Monday - Thursday||9am - 9pm|
|Friday||9am - 5.30pm|
|Saturday||10am - 4.30pm|
Entrance to the exhibitions is free.
Take a look at past exhibitions held at the RSM Library.
Each month, the RSM Library archives feature a particular highlight from the current exhibition, giving a fascinating insight into the history of the piece.
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
T: +44 (0) 20 7290 2940 / 2941
Monday - Thursday
The library 1st floor and IT suite are available 24hrs a day.
Call the library:
+44 (0)20 7290 2940 / 2941