Friday, 3 July 2015

MADNESS, PLAISTERS AND BREAST CANCER.


I was reading with interest today a website called locating London's Past and having a lot of fun pinpointing significant locations in the life and times of Sarah. I can see on the map the church where she was married, where her parents married, the markets she or her servants may have frequented etc

 http://www.locatinglondon.org/index.html

For Erynne Baynes my longtime friend - perhaps a cure for our shared madness of family history!

Whilst adding to the medicinal recipes today, a cure for Madness caught my attention! Upon further reading of cures for insanity in the 1700's, I would be quite happy to have this home-made ointment rubbed on my head in preference to some of the other options for the time which included dousing in hot or cold water, purging and blood-letting as well as the use of the straight-jacket and confinement to an asylum.

The other recipes added today include a plaster for back pain and also a searcloth for breast cancer.