Royal Humane Society. Recognising Bravery.

Royal Humane Society

Instituted 1774 and Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1959

Patron:  Her Majesty the Queen

President:  HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO

Registered Charity Number 231469

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Books with reference to the Royal Humane Society

The Knife Man By Wendy Moore

A comprehensive biography of the 18th century surgeon and anatomist John Hunter, the father of modern surgery.

Read reviews in The Guardian and the New Statesmen

Wendy Moore is a freelance journalist and writer specialising in medical and health issues. She obtained the Diploma in the History of Medicine from the Society of the Apothecaries (DHMSA) in 1999 and won the Maccabean prize for best dissertation in that year.

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The Crossing By Kathy Watson

Tells the extraordinary story of Captain Matthew Webb, the first person to swim the Channel in 1875. Webb was also the first recipient of the Royal Humane Society's Stanhope Medal in 1874.

You can buy a copy of The Crossing at

The Knife Man by Wendy Moore
The Crossing by Kathy Watson
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