A Twist On Charles Dickens: He Was A Public Health Pioneer Too

During his life, Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was known not only for his novels, but for his scientific research and public health advocacy.

A new museum exhibit in London reveals a hidden side of the literary great. It turns out he was prolific not just as a novelist, but also as a promoter of public health and medical discoveries.

(Image credit: Herbert Watson/Charles Dickens Museum)