Although it never became as famous as the other great plagues of Europe, sweating sickness was one of – or perhaps several of – the deadliest diseases of the medieval era.

I’ve touched upon medieval Islamic medicine a number of times, but I know little to nothing about their pediatric care.

Should characters in a fantasy setting attribute mental illness to evil magic and curses? Maybe, if one in four people in the modern world still do.

It’s easy for games to neglect to relationship between a healer and a patient, and that relationship can be powerfully antagonistic.

Illness and mythology come together to shape our perceptions and our language, as illustrated by the element, cobalt.

Last week, I discussed the complexity that can go into assigning prices to medicines. Let's pick one item and break down some factors which affect its price.