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Pain and Progress or Lessons in Invention from a Medical Archive

RCSI Library has recently published a new booklet Instruments & Innovations, highlighting RCSI's rich history of innovation in medical and surgical practice. The publication is available to view online . Below is an award-winning blog post from the Heritage Team's Dr Ronan Kelly, written during the development of the project with reflections from the process. This blog post was originally published on LibFocus in August 2018, and republished here to mark the launch of this publication. Earlier this year [2018] I joined the Heritage Collections team in the RCSI Library. On a daily basis I help with inquiries from within the College and from the general public. Another ongoing task has been the preparation of a booklet on medical instruments and innovations associated with figures from RCSI. From the College’s point of view, the booklet represents a moment of reputation enhancement: an opportunity to showcase one aspect of RCSI’s 234-year contribution to medicine in Ireland.