Victorian Pharmacy: Rediscovering Home Remedies and Recipes

Victorian Pharmacy: Rediscovering Home Remedies and Recipes

Jane Eastoe Ruth Goodman / Aug 04, 2020
Victorian Pharmacy Rediscovering Home Remedies and Recipes Providing hints tips recipes and historical background this book explains how many traditional remedies are still in use and how to make them at home Here is the story of consumer medicine how dru
  • Title: Victorian Pharmacy: Rediscovering Home Remedies and Recipes
  • Author: Jane Eastoe Ruth Goodman
  • ISBN: 9781862058903
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Providing hints, tips, recipes, and historical background, this book explains how many traditional remedies are still in use and how to make them at home Here is the story of consumer medicine how drugstore healthcare emerged in just 50 years and how consumers still rely on hundreds of formulations and products that can trace their origins back to the 19th century Sun creProviding hints, tips, recipes, and historical background, this book explains how many traditional remedies are still in use and how to make them at home Here is the story of consumer medicine how drugstore healthcare emerged in just 50 years and how consumers still rely on hundreds of formulations and products that can trace their origins back to the 19th century Sun cream treatments for insomnia, dandruff, or warts perfumes and soaps are all as important today as they were 100 years ago and are stocked by the local pharmacist This book takes a look at which products were on offer, whether they were effective, and how they are used today, showing that while the names of products on the pharmacy shelf have changed over time, consumers hopes and aspirations remain much the same as their Victorian predecessors This is also the story of the growth of the drugstore, and how families have come to rely upon them as dispensaries of healthcare.
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    252 Comments

    1. Interesting and informative accompaniment to the television series of the same name, which I enjoyed enormously If only I could get my hands on some controlled substances I could brew up some very useful concoctions On the other hand, it s probably best I m not allowed to play with arsenic, which was an ingredient in a surprising array of Victorian treatments There are, however, some safe alternative recipes you can try yourself at home.As well as the medicines you would expect, the Victorian ph [...]


    2. Ok this is tricky one the book states it is to accompany a BBC tv series which I followed and really enjoyed you never really get to appreciate what they did what they had and what they achieved BUT the book only really makes glancing references to the shows in the forms of images taken from the set The book really is a basic history of Victorian pharmacies and they culture and social times that shaped both the shops and people around them its of a companion book of further reading and referenc [...]


    3. A pleasant enough book to go with a television series But over produced for the content thick paper, lots of photographs from the series, but the information is popular rather than thorough So, 2.


    4. Loved the series, now I love the book The history behind treatments and changes of medical beliefs over time, allow for a fascinating insight into our medical past.


    5. A lot of interesting content, but lots of weird 2 page spreads of photographs of modern day people in victorian garb posing as if for a stock photo The design is generally nice, just, why Would also have liked some info on the recipes which are given as useable read nonpoisonous are they effective at all, if so why, etc This is of a historical book than a scientific one.


    6. An interesting look at the history of Pharmacies and how they came into their own in the Victorian era One of the major players is Boots and this books talks about the development of the chain from humble beginnings.It s not a deep book and most of the recipes in it are clearly marked with a skull and crossbones, today they would be considered to be way too dangerous to even try I must admit there were a few where I played a game of spot the dangerous chemical who knew having a background in che [...]


    7. Fascinating book that explores the role of the druggist in Victorian society The book accompanies a BBC series but it s an easy and informative read even if you haven t seen it Discussions around disease, public health, medical advances and poisons are interspersed with recipes and photos from the series The toxic recipes are marked with a skull and crossbones, although the rarity or illegality of the ingredients would make them difficult to concoct, while some of the other remedies sound remark [...]


    8. Although this topic is fascinating, I think the book was confusingly organized the story of the Boots department chain founder is interrupted with information and then the story of Boots starts back up and frustratingly incomplete in parts For example, one illustration shows cupping as a treatment, but I didn t read anything about this treatment in the text In another illustration, the gentleman in the photo is clearly wearing a wristwatch.Often the recipes in the text and the sidebar didn t go [...]


    9. Excellent book detailing the history of the Pharmacy Being a genealogist its interesting to read about the weird and wonderful so called cures that were sold and probably bought by my ancestors, a lot of which seem likely to have caused harm than good I m surprised any one survived to bring me into the world Also interesting to read about those cures that actually worked and how certain famous brands came into being Well worth a read by any one with an interest in the Victorian way of life.


    10. For writers this is a wonderful reference book to give the correct details about what your Victorian characters would use For experimenters there are recipes to try with care and due warnings For general readers there are a lot of interesting nuggets about people and their needs which might well raise a giggle or two as readers imagine their great great grandparents using some of these preparations.The book is well written, nice and clear, an easy and pleasant read.


    11. The BBC has a series about Victorian Pharmacies, which I have not watched Evidently they have one on farming as well This book gives a general overview of pharmacies in the Victorian era, from drastically unregulated dispensing of drugs and poison, the rise of the pharmacy enterprises, like Boots, and how it transformed and became regulated and based on science rather than folkloric nostrums.


    12. Such an interesting read I loved reading about the medicine practices during this time I also loved that the book contained recipes for remedies for everyday ailments.




    13. This was suprisingly my favourite of the series So many recipes and things to try out I think I will try to make my own perfume first


    14. I was hoping for something informative and less coffee table book Didn t realize it was based on a BBC TV programme or something.



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