Blinded by science
Well-intentioned physicians tried to banish blurry vision, but the cure for cataracts remained cloudy
In between his day job with HBC, William Fraser Tolmie was a man of medicine and the mountains
Who knew that Dr James Parkinson was a politician, paleontologist and pediatrician?
Who knew that a clumsy cook from the 1920s was the inspiration behind the Band-Aid?
Can being far from family and friends make a person physically sick? In 17th-century Switzerland it was certainly possible
How a girl from Ireland became the guardian of the mentally ill and their physicians
Cleveland wasn’t the first to hide the truth about his failing health, and he certainly won’t be the last
Forget 40 weeks. Hundreds of mothers have carried lithopedia, or stone babies, for as long as 50 years.
Braille was developed by many hands, but it was a blind boy from France who refined the system
During the Civil War, Dr Blackburn hatched a plan to use sickness as a weapon
Maude Abbott blazed a trail as an international specialist in cardiac conditions