Medicine & Disease
In the fashionable female circles of 18th-century Paris, a physician who recommended fresh air, exercise and looser corsets became a celebrated figure.
The pain of war had at least one positive side-effect: medical advances in haematology.
The legacy of Marie Skłodowska Curie, the world's most famous female physicist, is assured, but in her lifetime she was a controversial figure.
The medical advice in Bald’s Leechbook outlasted the language in which it was written.
The stethoscope revolutionised medicine, but it also provoked anxieties about the unfamiliar sounds it revealed.
The Hydra, a magazine produced by shell shock patients, was pioneering as a mental health care treatment.
Since it was founded in 1948, the issue of how Britons have laughed with – or at – the NHS reveals much about changes in society, argues Jenny Crane.