A combination of historical and genetic research reveals the error and hype that led to the coining of the term 'Patient Zero' and the blaming of one man for the spread of HIV across North America.
A hand-coloured copy of Vesalius' Epitome – one of the most influential works in western medicine – and the first written record of a dissection carried out in England are among the objects in the latest film celebrating Lines of Thought at Cambridge University Library.
Nick Hopwood's book Haeckel's Embryos: Images, Evolution and Fraud has been highly commended for the 2016 DeLong Book History Prize, awarded by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.
Helen Anne Curry discusses the history of our fascination with floral novelties.
A study of one of the most important medieval texts devoted to women's medicine has opened a window into the many rituals associated with conception and childbirth.
Natalie Lawrence discusses the history of monsters and what they say about the people who invent them.