Medical developments come and go over the centuries, but one thing that unites us with our ancestors is that incurable misery of human life – the common cold. Snot hasn’t changed much since the Hippocratic writings of the 5th century BC described the ‘acrid mucus’ that runs from the nose, and presciently referred to colds […]
About Caroline Rance
Caroline Rance runs The Quack Doctor, a website about the history of medical advertising and health fraud. Her book, The Quack Doctor: Historical Remedies for All Your Ills, was published in October 2013 by The History Press and she has also recently compiled a pocket trivia compendium, What the Apothecary Ordered, for Old House Books.