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Making Medicines in the Early Modern Household
  • Elaine Leong
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the history of medicine
  • 10 March 2008
This article is a study of household medicine production and consumption through an examination of the papers of Elizabeth Freke (1641-1714) and a wider survey of around nine thousand medical recipesExpand
Recipe collections and the currency of medical knowledge in the early modern 'medical marketplace'
Conventionally, the relationships which have loomed largest in the historiographical terrain of the early modern ‘medical marketplace’ have been between paid practitioners and patients. In thisExpand
Collecting Knowledge for the Family: Recipes, Gender and Practical Knowledge in the Early Modern English Household
  • Elaine Leong
  • History, Medicine
  • Centaurus; international magazine of the history…
  • 30 April 2013
When Mary Cholmeley married Henry Fairfax in 1627, she carried to her new home in Yorkshire a leather-bound notebook filled with medical recipes. Over the next few decades, Mary and Henry, theirExpand
‘Herbals she peruseth’: reading medicine in early modern England
  • Elaine Leong
  • History, Medicine
  • Renaissance studies : journal of the Society for…
  • 5 August 2014
In 1631, Richard Brathwaite penned a conduct manual for ‘English Gentlewomen’. In Brathwaite's mind, the ideal English gentlewoman was not only chaste, modest and honourable but also an avid reader.Expand
Testing Drugs and Trying Cures: Experiment and Medicine in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
summary:This article examines traditions of testing drugs (as substances) and trying cures (on patients) in medieval and early modern Europe. It argues that the history of drug testing needs to be aExpand
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