Volume 9, Issue 2

In this issue we publish articles on three famous hospitals and three notable surgeons; on the disabilities of John Milton, Charles Darwin, and the Emperor Claudius; and on how art makes us better people and syphilis does not. We read about tuberculosis and the myth of vampirism; women in healthcare during the Ottoman Empire; the Order of the Hospitallers; and attitudes towards pregnancy and childbirth in Victorian England, the Soviet Union, and ancient Egypt.