On Oct 2 I had the opportunity to talk at the Old North Church in Boston (of Paul Revere, one if by land, two if by sea fame) about medicine in the 1600s. I used medical recipes as the lens to examine common beliefs and treatments in the home in the 17th century, including botanicals, magic, religion and astrology. It is a fun way to introduce the audience to 17th century medicine. C-span filmed the talk so you can watch to learn more.
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My New England roots go back to John Brown (~1595-1686), who landed in Boston in 1635 and became one of the first settlers of Hampton, New Hampshire. I’m very interested in social history, and I’m now following your blog!