this is your periodic reminder that old-timey medicines did not fuck around
Yeah that’d probably handle a cough.
That’ll do it.
Back when medicine was a party in a bottle.
This week we started the Victorian era in summer camp. I had to explain early-modern medicine to the 7 to 11-year-olds without discussing heroin or vibrators. The struggle was real.
I love how people reference medical documents from this era as proof that corsets cause harm to people. *facepalm*