19 Aug 2019
James Gillray was a contemporary of Thomas Rowlandson, and he could be every bit as biting in his representations of medicine. For example, in 1801 he satirized the craze from the US to Britain for Perkin’s Tractors, a device whose “inventor,” Elisha Perkins, claimed it cured all manner of disease through electric force. Gillray skewers […]
2 Mar 2020
Gout: The Disease of Kings
Emily WinterEmily Winter is an archivist of everything from the miasmatic to the purulent.