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Early Modern Medicine

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Book Launch

15 June 2017

Maladies and Medicine: Exploring Health and Healing, 1540-1740 (Pen & Sword Books) by Jennifer Evans and Sara Read Today people rely on the NHS to provide health care and treatments...

Finding your Feet

14 June 2017

I am currently reading the diary of Richard Kay a doctor in Lancashire born in 1716 and practicing medicine, with this father, in the 1740s (you can find out more about Richard and...

Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine On Offer

8 June 2017

Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern England is now available for £35. To make a purchase on the Boydell and Brewer website just enter offer code BB401 at...

Maladies & Medicine

31 May 2017

Maladies and Medicine offers a lively exploration of health and medical cures in early modern England. The introduction sets out the background in which the body was understood, covering...