Wendy Moore is an author and journalist. She has written on health issues for the Guardian, Times, Observer, Telegraph, BMJ and Lancet and has published three non-fiction books including The Knife Man (Bantam, 2005), a biography of the 18th-century surgeon John Hunter.
Exhibition on the history of vaccination in the UK illustrates the struggle between public and stateSubscription
On 23 March 1885 almost 100,000 protesters marched through the city of Leicester where they hanged then beheaded an effigy of their common enemy. The dummy they decapitated did not depict an unpopular politician or a foreign foe, but the medical pioneer Edward Jenner.