Dr William Harvey was a reluctant revolutionary whose discoveries led ultimately to the death of the ancient ‘cure’ of blood-letting and rise of modern medicine
Recipes used to treat victims of the Great Fire of London 1666 will be on show at the Royal College of Physicians from September 1, 350 years since the disaster
Mountebanks abounded in Queen Anne’s England. One remedy was as fatal as another. Quacks were innumerable and neither was hampered by any type of ethical, or moral code.