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Mourning is the outward display of grief. It can make the personal, societal. It is loss shared. For much of history...

The rituals that followed dying at home made death a community event up to the 1900s. Friends and family gathered to...

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the College’s Council heard a number of disciplinary cases regarding...

The College's collection provides a fascinating insight into both neoclassical sculpture and the history of the...

Remedies to improve the complexion and remove warts, spots and boils have been in use since antiquity. Donkey milk,...

Working-class skin was a source of fear and a source of knowledge. In the 1800s an increased understanding of...

Skin markings can be natural, artificial or cultural. They can be marks of transformation, of illness or of self-...

Dermatology has a relatively short history. Although the first medical text specifically written on the skin dates...

The skin held little interest for medical practitioners during antiquity and the Renaissance. When it was cut open...

Exposed skin was a site of suspicion for any cutaneous change. Alongside other disfiguring maladies, the plague...