Sleep is as essential to our bodies as eating, drinking, and breathing. This month, neuroscientist Rachel Williams returns to host a sleepy tea making session at the Book Club in London exploring the history of sleep-inducing herbs and medicine. She tells us how we might add zzzs to our... read more
How did surgeons in Georgian England go about amputating a leg? Which plants were found in an 18th century apothecary's shop? And what did blood-letting do to George III's fragile health...?
Over the past few months, we've been busy getting to grips with leeches, smallpox,... read more