Sophie Attwood

Published Articles

History: The ophthalmological disorder that made da Vinci a boss

His artistic eye had hidden depths, researchers reveal.
12 December 2018

History: When asthma patients were told to just keep calm and have a cigarette

Smoking was thought to 'warm up' the lungs.
05 December 2018

History: 5 embarrassing monarchs' deaths

Royal pains part III details the demise of powerful people in past centuries.
28 November 2018

History: How shyness prompted a doctor to invent this indispensable medical instrument

Faced with a woman's chest, Dr Rene Laennec knew what he had to do.
21 November 2018

History: That time a doctor murdered a king to make the morning papers

Part II in a series looking at all the times monarchs have been royally screwed by death and disease.
14 November 2018

History: How Queen Victoria unintentionally killed a whole bunch of European royals

Part I in a series looking at all the times monarchs have been royally screwed by death and disease.
07 November 2018

History: When doctors used deadly diseases to fight other deadly diseases

Dr Julius Wagner-Jauregg was awarded a Nobel Prize for infecting patients with malaria.
31 October 2018

History: These cannibalistic cocktail cures will leave you shaken and stirred

A 'brain-tini' was served to patients with epilepsy.
24 October 2018

History: Imagine calling for an ambulance and this trotting up

Back when horsepower really meant it.
17 October 2018

History: Back when car batteries were used to jump-start hearts

Glorified grease monkeys looked at the human heart like a car engine.
10 October 2018