The beautiful and mysterious illustrations in medieval herbals convey a wealth of knowledge about the plants they portray.
Charming family scenes in Victorian ads for children’s medicines were at odds with some of the dangerous ingredients they contained.
The name theriac survived for around for two millennia as a pharmaceutical term. But a ‘brand’ name is not always a guarantee of quality.
James Morison’s campaign against the medical establishment inspired a wave of caricatures mocking his quack medicine.
About the authors
Julia is a collections research specialist at Wellcome Collection with a background in Art History and Museum Studies. She currently runs the Exploring Research programme, and has a particular interest in the medieval and early modern periods, especially the interaction of medicine, science and art within print culture.