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Despite recognising that Flemish physician Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) was one of the most progressive anatomists of his day, this article from The Argus in 1931 incorrectly labels his views as those of ‘medieval anatomy’. The article…

This article from the Sydney Morning Herald in 1937 relates the concerns and criticisms of Dr E. H. Molesworth, a lecturer in skin diseases at The University of Sydney, regarding the treatment of leprosy at the Coast Lazaret Hospital in the New South…

This is the lower section of a two-tiered Gothic Revival stair window located in the Anderson Stuart Building at the University of Sydney. The window was donated by John Harris Esq., at a cost of £120 in c.1889 (Calendar of the University of Sydney…

In this Western Mail column, a GP provides anecdotes from his consultations with patients. These include a man concerned about winter chills, a man whose father was either poisoned or died from appendicitis, a woman concerned about goitres and a…

This article traces the roots of modern cosmetic surgery to the medieval period. It suggests that the first forms of plastic surgery were performed by a fifteenth-century Sicilian family, the Firancas of Catania. The practice then fell into disuse,…