In the preface to his 1852 Dictionary of Domestic Medicine and Household Surgery, Spencer Thompson wrote: "But health will fail, either in old or young, and accidents will happen, in spite of the most careful precaution." With this concise statement, Thompson summarized the universal human desire to combat illness, injury, and hurt with action and knowledge. The more efficient ability to spread ideas and technology in nineteenth-century Britain led to increased production and use of home remedy books.
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- Gender Studies
- European History
- 19th century
- Book History
- home remedy
- Traditional medicine--Great Britain--Textbooks--History--19th century.
- traditional medicine
- Women--Health and hygiene--Great Britain--History--19th century.
- Women caregivers--Great Britain--History--19th century.
- Women caregivers
- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-103)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: History