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Solving a Baby’s “Teething Woes” During the Regency

 In one of scenes for Lady Chandler’s Sister: Book Three of the Twins’ Trilogy, a baby belonging to the story’s heroine is running a slight fever and is fussy. The physician summoned to the child’s aid suggests a coral for … Continue reading

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Admiral Croft’s Gout in Austen’s “Persuasion” and How to Cure It…

In Chapter 18 of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Mary Musgrove writes to her sister Anne Elliot of their father’s tenants, the Crofts. “I have this moment heard that the Crofts are going to Bath almost immediately: they think the Admiral gouty.” … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Problematic Health, a Guest Post from Kyra Kramer

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors in December 2017. Predicting the due date of a pregnancy is a matter of guesswork, even in these modern times. Babies are notorious for following their own schedule rather than the convenience of … Continue reading

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The 1832 Cholera Outbreak in England

Lieutenant-General Lord William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, known as Lord William Bentinck, was a British soldier and statesman. He served as Governor-General of India from 1828 to 1835. In 1831, he wrote a letter to his brother, the Duke of Portland, in … Continue reading

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“Knocked my eczema out!” Became Noxzema!

Of late, I have been once again going through items in cabinets and drawers and vetting out items I no longer use or wear. It amazing me how things end up overflowing even when I go through this procedure regularly. … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for Caroline Warfield’s “Lady Charlotte’s Christmas Vigil”

Cover Reveal from Caroline Warfield… This beautiful cover for Caroline Warfield’s 2017 Christmas Novella comes with the announcement that the book is available for pre-order from various retailers. Love is the best medicine and the sweetest things in life are … Continue reading

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Do You Know the History of ®Murine Eye Drops?

I am forever adding allergy drops to stop my eyes from itching and later adding eye drops to prevent the dryness. It got me thinking…  Murine UK tells us this about the history of ®Murine: “The Murine® Eye Drops brand was first … Continue reading

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Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert, Fourth Son of Queen Victoria and a Hemophiliac

On 7 April 1853, Queen Victoria delivered her fourth son and eighth child. Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert was the first of the queen’s children to be delivered with the aid of chloroform, a controversial procedure at the time. The … Continue reading

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19th Century Childbirth Before and After Princess Charlotte’s Death

(This post originally appeared on Geri Walton’s Unique Histories of the 18th and 19th Century blog.)  I am writing a new Regency era novel in which a forceps birth is required. To write the scene and the ramifications of the … Continue reading

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Medical Advancements Leading to Real Progress in the 18th Century

Early on, the civilize world saw the study of nature as essential to the welfare of all mankind. The 16th Century saw great strides. Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that … Continue reading

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