Victorian pharmacy : rediscovering remedies and recipes

by Eastoe, Jane.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection RS67.G7 E195 2010x
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  RS67.G7 E195 2010x
Whitehall Public Library Nonfiction Collection NF 615.10941 Ea79
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction Collection
Call Number  NF 615.10941 Ea79
Ties in to a fantastic new four-part BBC series from the makers of the hit Victorian Farm Shows how many products on sale in our high street chemists today can trace their origins back to nineteenth century formulations Full of fascinating facts, remedies and recipes to try at home Victorian Farm sold over 40,000 copies (Nielsen Bookscan figures)

This is the story of consumer medicine - how high street healthcare emerged in just 50 years and how we still rely on hundreds of formulations and products that can trace their origins back to the nineteenth 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 chemist. Accompanying a major new BBC series, this book takes a look at which products were on offer, whether they were effective, and how we still make use of them today.

Providing hints, tips, recipes and remedies to make at home, and fascinating historical background, this book shows that while the names of products on the chemist's shelf have changed over time, our hopes and aspirations as consumers remain much the same as our Victorian predecessors.

Additional Information
Subjects Pharmacy -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Traditional medicine -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Medicine -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Materia medica -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Pharmacognosy -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Publisher London :Pavilion,2010
Other Titles Victorian pharmacy (Television program)
Language English
Notes Published in conjunction with the television series: Victorian pharmacy.
"As seen on BBC"--Jacket.
Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-207) and index.
ISBN 9781862058903 (hardcover)
1862058903 (hardcover)
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