Book lovers! We’re hosting day 3 of Kyra Kramer’s Book Tour and running an international contest to give away a copy of her fascinating new book: Henry VII’s Health in a Nutshell.
Across the seventeenth century medical self-help manuals noted that aromatic substances were a suitable remedy for female barrenness.
There were outbreaks of the sweating sickness in England in 1485, 1502, 1507, 1528 and 1551.
"The lying'st knave in Christendom": The Development of Disability in the False Miracle of St. Alban's
What none of these studies have examined, however, is the performance of disability at the center of the St. Alban’s episode.
In many books, disability, where it occurs, and its cure are associated with character. Cure may result directly from a healthier attitude to life, often implying a voluntary relinquishment of the disabled role.
Lady Grace Mildmay’s manuscripts represent an unusual presentation of three interrelated areas of family, devotion, and medicine
The University of York is inviting the local community to join a special event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Snow.
Most earlier accounts of early modern medical practice had either focused on the notional three-part occupational hierarchy of physicians who advised, surgeons who operated and apothecaries who prepared drugs, or else were simply dominated by a concern with learned, ‘professional’ practitioners.