Unformatted text preview: Full range of options across the spectrum of the medical marketplace • Offered vinegars, pastes and salves, pomanders, fumigants, and advice books • Made house calls and many remained in the city Plague Remedies: traditional – • some contained animal and plant products in mixes that proprietors advertised • some were simple, such as vinegar • some were exclusively herbal Plague Remedies: non-traditional – linked to alchemical preparations, especially “fiery water” or distilled alcohol New Remedies – connected to the post-Columbus world, such as tobacco and nutmeg • The business of burying o Burials at night Final film clip: a modern filmmaker imagines a single businessman who stayed in the plague (much like Samuel Pepys). The text for the film comes from an 18 th century novel, but many of the added images and story are very modern....
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- Fall '11
- Physician, Samuel Pepys, Plague Remedies