Histories

Having a health condition was part of the crucible that forged some of history’s greatest figures.

Survival Of The Fittest

Charles Darwin's own illnesses may have influenced evolutionary theory. Here's how.

Immunologist, Heal Thyself

A scientist makes a discovery that would win a Nobel Prize and help untold scores of people... including himself.

In Search Of Lost Breaths

A lifelong struggle with asthma profoundly influenced the art of Marcel Proust, author of In Search Of Lost Time.

Renoir’s Radiant Brush

The impressionist painter completed nearly 400 paintings after rheumatoid arthritis deformed his hands.