Sophie Attwood

Published Articles

History: Why most Nazis were high on crystal meth

With side effects including aggression, paranoia and delusions of power, suddenly WWII makes a lot more sense.
23 January 2019

Semen injections for back pain? Things did not go swimmingly

This is toxic masculinity at its most literal.
18 January 2019

History: In search of the wandering womb

Where the wild wombs are: the ancient Greeks called it 'an animal within an animal'.
16 January 2019

History: When Winston Churchill got a doctor's note for bottomless booze

Not even the Prohibition could stop this heavy drinker.
09 January 2019

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