Sunday, April 9, 2017

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #28: Home Remedies

"76." A Cook Book, Edited by Ladies of Plymouth Church, Des Moines, Iowa (1876).

What home remedies have been passed down in your family? Do you still use these remedies? Have you documented them in your family history? Gena and Jean take a look at this subject in Podcast #28.


Amazing Women in History - Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., America’s first female doctor 

Penn University Archives - SCHOOL OF MEDICINE:  Historical development, 1765-1800 

Branches of our family - Diseases and Remedies of the 1800s, Susan Buck, 27 June 2013

The Victorian Web - Opium and derivatives, “Victorian Drug Use,” by Dr. Andrzej Diniejko 

Narconon - History of Heroin

Wikipedia - Camphor

Lavender - Lavender 
Henriette's Herbal Homepage - Spirit of Lavender 

Acetate of Lead
Sugar of lead a deadly sweetener,” The Smithsonian Magazine, by Jesse Rhodes, 7 Feb 2012

Mercury—A major agent in the history of medicine and alchemy,” by S. Norn, H. Permin, E. Kruse, P.R. Kruse (translated from Danish)

Arsenic – the “Poison of Kings” and the “Saviour of Syphilis,” Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health, Vol. 21, No. 4, by John Frith, 2014

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera,” by Gertrude Baldwin, undated, 

Jalap & Quinine
Drug Plants,” Medicinal Plants, by Kevin Curran, undated 

Strychnine Medicine,”, by Thomson Gale, ©1997

Putting spring in your step with strychnine,” Helpful Poisons, unnamed pharmacology professor “JDM,” 29 April 2010

Physical or Invasive Cures 
Wikipedia - Poultices

The Poultice: Ancient Medicine, modern Methods,” Biostarus Blog, by Tigger Montague, 7 April 2014

Wound Treatment & Bloodletting
"Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels," by Robert & Michele Root-Bernstein,ca 1998 

Cupping,” Helpful Poisons blog, unnamed pharmacology professor “JDM,” 15 April 2010

--Jean Wilcox Hibben

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