I'm a PhD student at Roehampton University, researching the impact of the professionalisation and commercialisation of healthcare on eighteenth-century domestic medicine, through the medium of manuscript medical recipes.
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17 July 2015
We’re used to doctors extolling the benefits of exercise today, but that recognition is not a modern phenomenon. Among the six ‘non-naturals’ of humoural thinking...
14 July 2015
In the letters of Sir William Robinson (1655–1736), 1st Baronet of Newby , is the following set of riddles. I found it difficult to work out which person’s names they’re...
13 July 2015
Well, it was a long journey – five years, five months, to be exact – but I got there in the end. My thesis was submitted at the end of June: ‘The role of domestic...
23 March 2014
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a link to my article in April’s History Today on gout and its resurgence: http://www.historytoday.com/sally-osborn/gout-gets-even