The College Roll, published on the College website, is a collection of brief biographies of deceased Fellows of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). These biographies form in part a history of medical practice in Australasia and beyond. They also form in part a history of a College that is the sum of all its members, past and present. The editor of the electronic version of the College Roll is Dr Richard Mulhearn.
The College Roll was conceived in 1988, the Golden Jubilee of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, when it was decided to publish a Roll based on the Munk's Roll of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) of London. College Roll Volume 1, published in print in 1988, was edited by Dr Geoffrey McDonald. Under his guidance a brief biography was prepared on all those Fellows who had passed away since the College was established in 1938. Volume 1 includes biographies of all deceased Fellows for the period 1938-1975. College Roll Volume 2, published in print in 1994, was edited by Dr Josephine Wiseman and Dr Richard Mulhearn. Volume 2 includes biographies of all deceased Fellows for the period 1976-1990.Printed copies of Volumes 1 and 2 are available upon request.
Biographies of Fellows who have passed away since 1990 have been published in the web version only. The contents of print Volumes 1 and 2 are included in the web version.
If you would like further information on the College Roll or would like to be involved with this project please contact the History of Medicine Library on (02) 9256 5413 or email the library at David.Russell@racp.edu.au.