Anatomical pop-up books, introduced in the 16th century, took anatomy out of the lecture hall and into the home.
Medicine & Disease
The physician James Parkinson, who lent his name to the medical condition he defined, was born on 11 April 1755.
Sherlock Holmes is the 19th century’s most famous cocaine user, but why did he take it?
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.
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.
Driven to extremes by the expectations loaded on them, some men turned to self-castration.