Inspiring others

The Royal College of Physicians has brought together the leading medical bodies in the UK and Ireland to profile 52 of the most influential clinicians from the past and present in an exhibition at its London headquarters.

The timing of Women in Medicine is significant, as 2017 is the centenary of the Medical Women’s Federation, and also the first time in history that the majority of the world-renowned medical royal colleges have been led by women.

Clare Marx photo session

Prof Clare Marx, past-president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, during her photo session

‘Women in medicine: a celebration’ is a free exhibition of specially commissioned photographic portraits honouring contemporary and historical women in medicine.

It showcases a number of today’s leading female clinicians, pictured with the women from the history of medicine who have inspired them.