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Just a small prick – the early days of vaccination.

Edward Jenner. Image courtesy of Wellcome Institute         It is a staple of many a quiz competition: who was the first person to carry out a vaccination? Answer, of course, Edward Jenner – the country doctor from Berkeley in Gloucestershire. The...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 14 Jun 2022

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GUEST CURATOR:  Kelsey Savoy What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Every Article in the Apothecary Way.” Nathaniel Dabney owned a shop called “Head of HIPPOCRATES” in Salem, Massachusetts. In an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 May 2022

My Charming Ancestor: Lost Spells and Sick Cattle

By Catherine Flood My 6x great grandfather, Timothy Butt, was a charmer. I discovered this recently when I came across a copy of a manuscript he wrote in a box of family papers.[i] Mostly a day book of accounts for his farm in Tillington, Sussex, it also...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Apr 2022

A Tale of Chiles, a Servant, and a Travelling Medical Scholar in Early Modern China

By Brian Dott   Fascinated by early modern Chinese cultural history, I research popular religion, especially pilgrimage, and the culinary and medical uses of chile peppers.  Eating Sichuan food, I wondered “how did the Chinese begin to consume such...
From: The Recipes Project on 20 Jan 2022

“Very good are the words of the wise”: Plagues and Remedies of the Colonial Maya

By R.A. Kashanipour Early Spanish settlers, administrators, and chroniclers frequently lamented how Old World diseases ravaged native communities in the New World. The famed Dominican Bartolomé de Las Casas described the ferocity of the first epidemics:...
From: The Recipes Project on 14 Oct 2021

Consultation of physicians

A group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. A version of the print also published with lettering “The company of undertakers”. The three named quacks occupy the top, twelve other ‘doctors’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Sep 2021

Chinese American Herbal Medicine: A History of Importation and Improvisation

By Tamara Venit Shelton “Chinese herbalists imported everything from China.” This is what I consistently heard from herbalists I interviewed when writing Herbs and Roots: A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace. As far as...
From: The Recipes Project on 22 Jul 2021

Congrats to Laurinda Abreu for the 2021 Oliveira Marques Prize!

Congratulations to Laurinda Abreu for winning the ASPHS’s 2021 A.H. Oliveira Marques Prize for the best article on Portuguese history published in the past two years: “Health Care and the Spread of Medical Knowledge in the Portuguese Empire, Particularly...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 7 Jul 2021

A wonderful apothecary box, from c. 1845

I have always been a sucker for boxes – especially apothecary boxes – so I was intrigued to see this little number featured on the excellent Mark Goodger site. O.K. you need to have a shade short of £3000 spare but it really is exquisite!...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 8 Mar 2021

Canine Cures or Our Best Friend…

By Marc Bruck To paraphrase the old adage: dogs are humanity’s best friend. Loving, loyal and protective, they are often considered members of the family. They are symbols of wealth and power, love and affection. Recent accounts in the popular press,...
From: The Recipes Project on 12 Nov 2020

Starting from Scratch: Combating “the Itch”

Although it may not have been fatal, scabies brought more patients to British Army hospitals during the Seven Years’ War than any other condition,... The post Starting from Scratch: Combating “the Itch” appeared first on Journal of the...

Isaac Archer’s Sickly Preaching

[In our mini-series ‘A Page in the Life’, each post briefly introduces a new writer and a single page from their manuscript. In this post, Dr Robert W. Daniel of the University of Warwick offers us insights into the diary of the Church...
From: the many-headed monster on 1 Jul 2020

The Béguines of Malines

A Béguine of Antwerp,from Pierre Hélyot,L'Histoire des ordres monastiques… 1719 (v.8)Five years into his stay in Antwerp, on 21 February 1608, glassmaker Antonio Neri posted a letter to a friend in Florence. The letter was addressed...
From: Conciatore on 26 Jun 2020

Abstain from onions – if you want to avoid flatulencies, thirst, headaches or turbulent dreams.

My ancestor Richard Hall loved collecting what might be called ‘factoids’ – snippets of information presented as scientific facts, but often rather lacking in accuracy. One of his factoids, stored in his little notebook, reads: ‘Onions...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 25 Jun 2020

Online Archives Unlocked: What’s in it for Crime Historians?

By Cassie Watson; posted 13 June 2020. At a time when none of us can go to any archive, I decided to investigate the online contents of collections made temporarily available to university staff and students during the Covid-19 pandemic. I also purchased...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 13 Jun 2020

Travel and Quarantine in the 19th Century

Amongst the many impacts of COVID-19 has been the devastation of the travel industry, and its knock-on effects on the global economy. We are all having to think carefully about the ways we travel, not only internationally, but even around our own countries...
From: DrAlun on 29 May 2020

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