Monthly Archives: January 2013

Medicine with a silver lining

In my research of early modern chemistry and medicine, I am currently focussing on the use of metals, particularly quicksilver. But other metals were also used widely, and the use of gold and silver is quite fascinating, in particular because … Continue reading

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Dog balm

Recently, I wrote a blog about the use of human remains in early modern medicine. Humans were indeed not the only living beings that medical men thought to be useful in remedies. When I tried to gain a better understanding … Continue reading

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