Wendy Moore

When Samuel Pepys sampled his first cup of tea in 1660 the ‘China drink’ was an expensive novelty, promoted mainly for its medicinal qualities. At...
The novelist Fanny Burney was one of the first writers to use the word ‘shopping’ in print. ‘We have been a shopping’, announces the eponymous...

Wendy Moore catches a rare glimpse of a medical collection that includes tonsil guillotines and implements for trepanning.