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Revisiting Erik Heinrichs’ The Live Chicken Treatment for Buboes: Trying a Plague Cure in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Today we revisit a post originally published in 2017 by Erik Heinrichs on a seemingly odd treatment for plague buboes: the feathers from a chicken’s backside. Erik notes that there is a very long history of using chickens and chicken broths in medicine,...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 May 2020

The itinerant chancellor

Four rows of designs with one to three designs in each, individually titled. Creator: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, lithographer, artist. Title: The itinerant chancellor [graphic] ; [and 9 other designs] / C.J. Grant invent.,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Oct 2018

The Live Chicken Treatment for Buboes: Trying a Plague Cure in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

By Erik Heinrichs  While researching German plague treatises I became fascinated by one odd treatment for buboes that appeared again and again, despite sounding so far-fetched. One sixteenth-century version calls for plucking the feathers from around...
From: The Recipes Project on 31 Aug 2017

Chekhov at the Gorki

Berlin’s Maxim Gorki Theater, under the new artistic leadership that took charge last season, has quite aggressively redefined itself as what they call a post-migrant theatre — building an ensemble deliberately designed to reflect the multi-ethnic...
From: dispositio on 9 May 2015

Sin ie cure

A full-length caricature of an obese clergy man who wears a bishop’s hat (?) and smokes a long pipe as he walks left. He carries a pig and a chicken under his left arm. He holds a Bible in his left hand, and he carries a bottle in his pocket. He...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Mar 2014

Can you forbear laughing

“A lady stands at her dressing-table (right), her hair in an enormous pyramid decorated with feathers torn from a peacock, an ostrich and a cock. A young girl wearing a hat holds the peacock by a wing; another wearing a cap tugs hard at one of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Jul 2013

Butterflied Chickens - Poulets en chauvres-souris

I can understand how one could see these flattened whole chickens as Bats--today we call it butterflied, spatchcock [if the breast bone is removed, not just flattened].Butterflied Chickens. You have hen chickens which you draw [disembowel] and clean [pluck...
From: 18thC Cuisine on 19 Aug 2012

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