Ann Newman

I have always been interested in history, and so much raw data from sometimes centuries ago sits in archives, unconsidered. And it's personally important to me to see the stories of deaf and disabled people told over time - if we understand the past better, it also helps us shape the world in the present.

Posts by Ann Newman:

What Became of Violet H Thompson?

Black and white photo shows imposing long frontage of stately house with arched windows.

Ann Newman looks at the case notes of a female patient of Chiswick House, finds evidence of Victorian attitudes percolating into 20th century medical thought, and discovers more loose ends than satisfying conclusions…