In this fortnight’s episode we explore the past and present of rheumatology. Dubious diagnoses, a bit of class prejudice and sexism and 18th century occupational health are all in here.

Then we talk to Professor Frances Williams about her experiences working as a consultant rheumatologist.

And, to finish off, we explore Ruben’s The Three Graces and the perils of diagnosing historical figures, both real and fictional, with 21st century diseases.

A full transcript of this podcast episode can be downloaded here.