Agnes Arnold-Forster

When Nostalgia Was Deadly

When it was first named in 17th-century Switzerland, nostalgia was a very real – and very dangerous – disease.

Confinement by Jessica Cox review

Confinement: The Hidden History of Maternal Bodies in Nineteenth-Century Britain by Jessica Cox looks at the engine of the Victorian population boom: motherhood.

The Cold, Cold War

Throughout the 19th century, rival nations battled to conquer the poles. One explorer set out to establish an Arctic colony – or to get rich trying.

Naming It

The role of patients and professionals in the definition and treatment of schizophrenia.

The Doctor Is In

Mills & Boon’s medical romances helped make the NHS more appealing to an ambivalent public.