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From the Archives: Springtime in Recipe Books

As spring is on the horizon in the northern hemisphere, this post from our archives presents a wonderful reminder of the ways that seasonality figured into early modern remedies and recipes. This piece originally appeared on March 17, 2016. Just as spring...
From: The Recipes Project on 17 Mar 2022

Purulent Matter: Opening an Abscess

A guest post by Olivia Smith  Anthony Ashley Cooper by Robert Dunkarton, after John Greenhill mezzotint, early 19th century (circa 1672-1673) NPG D29853 © National Portrait Gallery, London CC licence Anthony Ashley Cooper’s case notes...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 24 Oct 2018

Heat and Women’s Fertility in Medieval Recipes

It seems rather ironic to be writing about ‘heat’ in the middle of a heatwave. I’m not sure anyone in Britain at the moment is keen to increase their level of heat any further! However, according to humoral theory, which underpinned...
From: The Recipes Project on 14 Aug 2018

Burnt Toasts, Medicine and Identity in (Early Modern?) England

by Giovanni Pozzetti Last Monday the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK launched the ‘go for gold’ campaign to promote awareness in the kitchen when cooking foods at high temperatures. Results of a study conducted on mice showed how foods...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Feb 2017

The Derbyshire Damsel

Martha Taylor: The Derbyshire Damsel In the late 1600s, a young woman in the Derbyshire Peak District became a celebrity for a brief time. Martha Taylor, born in February 1651, was an adolescent who had a history of ill-health starting
From: Early Modern Medicine on 11 May 2016

Springtime in Recipe Books

By: Katherine Allen Spring has sprung and I can’t help but ponder the significance of spring for recipe collectors in the late 17th and 18th century. Citations of spring in recipes highlight the importance of changing seasons and new growth, in...
From: The Recipes Project on 17 Mar 2016

Blood, Tears, Sweat: Corporeality in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds

12 September 2015, The University of Western AustraliaA public lecture by Professor Anthony Bale (Birkbeck, London) will precede the conference on the evening of 11 September 2015.The ‘material turn’ has increasingly drawn the attention...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 12 Sep 2015

This Is Not A Review (As You Like It)

“Ultimately one has to pity these poor souls who know every secret about writing, directing, designing, producing, and acting but are stuck in those miserable day jobs writing reviews. Will somebody help them, please?” – David Ives What follows...
From: fourth degree burn on 10 Nov 2014

A dose of witchcraft

Coming down with a dose of Witchcraft -– a Halloween special Witches were a real presence in early modern lives. Many elderly women healers risked accusations of witchcraft. Indeed new midwives, for example, had to swear an oath that they would not...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 29 Oct 2014

Review: Old Age and Disease

Today’s post is the second in our series of book reviews.   Old Age and Disease in Early Modern Medicine by Daniel Schäfer (Pickering and Chatto, 2011)   Schäfer begins Old Age and Disease (after a brief introduction outlining his sources...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 27 Aug 2014

Melancholy: the English Disease

The history of psychiatry and mental health – not surgery – was my first real introduction to “doing” not only early modern English history, but the history of medicine as well.  The fascination with historical understandings of mental health...

The Hare and the Tortoise (plus some Oil of Fox)

The human-animal relationship is incredibly complex.  Animals are, at turns, companions and friends, a threat, a tool, and food supply.  The relationship between man and beast in early modern England was no less multifaceted.[1]   ...

Like an alien in a strange old world – Reading Mesopotamian medical texts on women’s healthcare

By Ulrike Steinert Decoding medical cuneiform texts often makes you feel a bit like a detective who has entered a mysterious, foreign world of words and ideas. Not few of my Assyriologist colleagues would probably favour other topics, rather than …...
From: The Recipes Project on 10 Mar 2014

Sadness and the four humours in Shakespeare

Hamlet – the Gower Memorial The February 2014 meeting of the Stratford Shakespeare Club featured Dr Erin Sullivan, Lecturer and Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, speaking on Beyond Melancholy – Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Feb 2014

Bodies, Beards and Booze

At this time of the year many of us will over-indulge in either food or drink, or both. We rarely question our ability to gorge ourselves of festive treats like mince pies. However, as regular readers of this blog are no doubt aware, early modern men...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 18 Dec 2013

Cold, dry and bald

By Laurence Totelin A few months ago, I read with fascination – and surprise – a post by Jennifer Evans on the treatment of baldness in the early modern period. According to one of her sources (William Drage, a physician and … Continue reading...
From: The Recipes Project on 17 Dec 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: Melancholia/æ

The religious experience of the ‘disease of the soul’ and its definitions in the early modern period: censorship, dissent and self-representationPresentationIn its various historic-artistic, medical, literary, philosophical and psychological...
From: The Renaissance Diary... on 28 Nov 2013

Like a hole in the head

In this latest edition of our therapies series I will be discussing the early modern history of the rather gory practice of the trepan - drilling or scraping a hole into the human skull. This technique is one of the oldest surgical procedures having...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 20 Nov 2013

Sleeping like a Baby

In a previous post we looked at early modern night-mares and the resemblance they bore to sleep paralysis. I have recently been researching the issue of ill-health during childhood and puberty to consider the consequences this would have on adult masculinity....
From: Early Modern Medicine on 30 Oct 2013

Wet Beds & Hedgehogs

Dr Hannah Newton Bedwetting is a normal part of early childhood. Only if it becomes habitual, or occurs in children over the age of six or seven, is it regarded as a problem.1 Even then, health professionals generally steer clear of pharmaceutical treatments,...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 23 Oct 2013

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