Wellcome Collection Talk

Healthcare and housewifery
Wellcome Collection talk
06 October 2011, 19.00 – 20.30

How did edible remedies enable women to challenge male medical orthodoxy in early modern England?
While some people turned to medical practitioners in times of illness, many relied on homemade medicines and remedies.  The pre-modern home was a major site for health-related activities and housewives, armed with treasured recipes and bottles of waters and syrups, acted as the first line of defence against the onslaught of sickness.  Explore the contents of their precious recipe collections, and the role of women as household physicians in early modern England.
This event includes time for you to view unique manuscripts from the Wellcome Library’s special collections.
Speaker: Dr Elaine Leong, historian of early modern medicine and science, University of Cambridge.
This event is FREE.  To book a ticket please click here<http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/events/healthcare-and-housewifery.aspx&gt;.

This talk forms part of a wider series of autumn events at Wellcome Collection exploring the connections between food, health and life.  To find out more please go to http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/events/recipes-and-remedies.aspx.

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