From Contempt to Clapping: British Doctors during Cholera and Coronavirus

Guest blogger Charlotte Orr provides a brief insight into her MLitt dissertation on the links between the 1831-1832 British cholera pandemic and the professionalisation of medicine and its relevance today. Doctors rightly have a serious amount of cultural cachet: COVID-19 ‘clap for our carers’ has given us all a chance, for a short time on … Continue reading From Contempt to Clapping: British Doctors during Cholera and Coronavirus

Documenting Coronavirus for Future Researchers

Guest Blogger Janine Mitchell provides an insight from the University of Stirling's Coronavirus Project. Two months ago, I glossed over this entry, dated 29 March, in Peter Mackay’s journals: March 29, 2020 That week, Mackay had been bedridden with what today might be described as ‘man-flu’. In comparison with his usual prolific writing style, the … Continue reading Documenting Coronavirus for Future Researchers