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A Bill of Mortality (and a peck of snails)

This Bill of Mortality is a dense document, crammed with facts and figures on death and disease in seventeenth-century England. The English started collecting data on numbers of births and deaths and causes of death in the sixteenth century as a way of tracking potential plague epidemics. 2,694 more words

August 2014 Book of the Month: Medicatrix by Mary Trye (1675)

Medicatrix is a rare example of a medical text written by a woman in the early modern period. It is a dogged vindication of the medical practices and political beliefs of her father, Thomas O’Dowde. 229 more words

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