Medicine was part of the wider role of ‘housewife’, and ‘huswifery’ meant looking after the inhabitants, as well as maintaining the living space.
While I strongly advocate not poking fun at the medical beliefs and practices of our ancestors…
In October 1663 news spread around London that Queen Catherine was gravely ill.
Listen as Chris Forte interviews Dr. Nisha Chellam on how to make your health a priority.
All of this reminds us that people in the past were by no means as cut off from medical provision as they were traditionally portrayed to be.
Make thy foods thy medicine!
One child’s lost drawings in a 19th-Century medical manuscript.
As the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) circumcision policy receives further volleys of grapeshot, a new question arises: Why do we need a policy on circumcision at all?
Should it be mandatory for children to be tested so those struggling in silence do not go undiagnosed?
Why is no one talking about the suicide rate and what’s causing it?
Dr. Alun Withey on the tangible effects of history and why he finds it so interesting.
Dishonest salesmen were an issue even in the 17th and 18th centuries.
History can teach us a lot about how society viewed different trends, including body shapes.
What was the position of the practicing doctor within the seventeenth-century community?
The term “folklore” may be keeping us from some very important treatment discoveries.
When it’s suggested that a resident’s mistake was so heinous that he should “off ” himself, we have an institutional problem.