A Recipe for Well-being: Health and Illness in Colonial New England

Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA
Mar 8, 2019
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Introduction
7m 33s
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Humors
5m 22s
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Sources of Knowledge
13m 29s
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Types of Medicines
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Treatments
31m 56s
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Other Types
4m 48s

About this webinar

Have you ever wondered what British colonists in New England used for medicine? Learn about some of the popular theories of the causes of illness as well as some common illnesses and treatments, including the roles of food, herbs, bleeding, cupping, blistering, purging, religion, astrology and superstition. Examples of some of the treatments will be presented and their efficacy discussed. This talk will help genealogists place the role of health and medicine in their colonial ancestor’s life into perspective. 

About the speaker

About the speaker

Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA, has worked on her personal genealogy for 20 years and recently completed a master’s degree in history with an emphasis on history of medicine. She loves sharing her passion for social history, genealogy, and bringin
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