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Abilities first? Institutions for disabled children in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

By Lesley Hulonce In 2001, Douglas Baynton observed that ‘disability is everywhere in history, once you begin looking for it, but conspicuously absent from the histories we write’.[1] Of course, since then, historians have begun to fill these lacunae, and

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Abilities first? Institutions for disabled children in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

By Lesley Hulonce In 2001, Douglas Baynton observed that ‘disability is everywhere in history, once you begin looking for it, but conspicuously absent from the histories we write’.[1] Of course, since then, historians have begun to fill these lacunae, and

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Archive Magpie

Our monthly update on recently-acquired, newly available or underused archival sources in the history of medicine. Wellcome Library Ismond Rosen Papers Keywords: Mental Health, Sex, Medicine in Art, Psychiatry The collection comprises material relating to all aspects of Ismond Rosen’s

Magpir Quill

Archive Magpie

Our monthly update on recently-acquired, newly available or underused archival sources in the history of medicine. Wellcome Library Ismond Rosen Papers Keywords: Mental Health, Sex, Medicine in Art, Psychiatry The collection comprises material relating to all aspects of Ismond Rosen’s

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‘No man’s land’: Rural / urban boundaries and public health

By Keir Waddington Writing about the county of Glamorgan, Wales in 1894, the Western Mail noted, ‘No places ought to be more charming and healthful than our pretty villages; but some of them are sadly deceptive’. If reformers came to

Aberdaron

‘No man’s land’: Rural / urban boundaries and public health

By Keir Waddington Writing about the county of Glamorgan, Wales in 1894, the Western Mail noted, ‘No places ought to be more charming and healthful than our pretty villages; but some of them are sadly deceptive’. If reformers came to

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A Scientific Guide to Seeing Fairies. A fragment.

By Franziska Kohlt And it is only when “in fairy-fiction drest” that Romance gives admission to “truths severe.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton, A Strange Story On a hot July day in 1872, Lewis Carroll, together with his friend the Pre-Raphaelite painter and

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A Scientific Guide to Seeing Fairies. A fragment.

By Franziska Kohlt And it is only when “in fairy-fiction drest” that Romance gives admission to “truths severe.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton, A Strange Story On a hot July day in 1872, Lewis Carroll, together with his friend the Pre-Raphaelite painter and

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Ebola: Epidemics, Pandemics and the Mapping of their Containment

By Tom Koch “It was about the Beginning of September, 1664, that I, amongst the Rest of my Neighbours, heard in ordinary Discourse, that the Plague was returned in Holland, for it had been very violent there, and particularly at

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Ebola: Epidemics, Pandemics and the Mapping of their Containment

By Tom Koch “It was about the Beginning of September, 1664, that I, amongst the Rest of my Neighbours, heard in ordinary Discourse, that the Plague was returned in Holland, for it had been very violent there, and particularly at

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Migraine Fears

By Katherine Foxhall All the fascinating discussions of emotion on REMEDIA – particularly Danielle Ofri’s recent reflection ‘On the Raw Fear of Being a Patient’ – made me think about the role of fear in the history of illness. It occurred

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Migraine Fears

By Katherine Foxhall All the fascinating discussions of emotion on REMEDIA – particularly Danielle Ofri’s recent reflection ‘On the Raw Fear of Being a Patient’ – made me think about the role of fear in the history of illness. It occurred

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Scaredy Cats, Warriors and Worriers?

By Claudia Wassmann Differences in people’s emotionality have an important impact both on how they react to events in their daily lives and how they feel about themselves. In the past ten years, research has illuminated that small variations in our genetic make-up can significantly

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Scaredy Cats, Warriors and Worriers?

By Claudia Wassmann Differences in people’s emotionality have an important impact both on how they react to events in their daily lives and how they feel about themselves. In the past ten years, research has illuminated that small variations in our genetic make-up can significantly