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Author Stobart, Anne, author
Title Household medicine in seventeenth-century England / Anne Stobart
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  R486 .S76 2016    AVAILABLE    30600020099835
 Modern History Library  610.942 S863    AVAILABLE    30550100614492
Descript xiii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-277) and index
"How did 17th-century families in England perceive their health care needs? What household resources were available for medical self-help? To what extent did households make up remedies based on medicinal recipes? Drawing on previously unpublished household papers ranging from recipes to accounts and letters, this original account shows how health and illness were managed on a day-to-day basis in a variety of 17th-century households. It reveals the extent of self-help used by families, explores their favourite remedies and analyses differences in approaches to medical matters. Anne Stobart illuminates cultures of health care amongst women and men, showing how 'kitchin physick' related to the business of medicine, which became increasingly commercial and professional in the 18th century."-- Back cover
Subject Medicine -- England -- History -- 17th century
Medicine, Traditional -- history
Family Health -- history
Self Care -- history
History, 17th Century
Medicine. fast (OCoLC)fst01014893
England. fast (OCoLC)fst01219920
1600-1699 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Volksmedizin gnd
Selbstmedikation gnd
England gnd
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