The Renaissance face provided clues about the wealth and health of its owner. Those who had been disfigured were often mistreated, but to alter one’s appearance carried a stigma of its own.
Medicine & Disease
In Georgian Britain, England’s ‘heaviest man’ became a celebrity, his likeness reproduced across an array of media.
Mills & Boon’s medical romances helped make the NHS more appealing to an ambivalent public.
The infamous Mary Mallon was born on 23 September 1869.
What do attitudes towards fatigue reveal about morality and illness?
The rise of laboratory science in the late 19th century put stark focus on the moral cost of medical innovation.
The medieval approach to emergency planning may offer lessons for the 21st century.
Robert Burton’s encyclopedic curiosity The Anatomy of Melancholy continues to offer remarkable insights into mental health.
A signature in a collection of autographs reveals a story of Indigenous service that extends from Australia to Canada and Trinidad.
Should the finger of blame be pointed at the marmot for the global spread of the plague?