Barbara J Starmans

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Medicine in History

Medical care in the time of our ancestors was drastically different than it is today.<p>When my great-grandfather, John David Taylor, was hospitalized …


London Bills of Mortality 1715

From Tuesday April 12 [1715] to Tuesday April 19, within the Bills of Mortality, London.<p>(Christned) Males 153, Females 159, In all 312, (Buried) …



One of our ancestor’s greatest fears was the highly contagious disease, smallpox, a disease that has thankfully been considered to be eradicated from …

Public Health

Rave Kills 500 in Russia (in 1779)

One of the farmers of the brandy duty, who had made an immense fortune by his contract, proposed to give a feast to the inhabitants of this city …

Google Books

Free Trade? Corn Laws of 1815

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels to discuss a free-trade deal between …


How to Roast Meat in 1826

In 1826, Mrs. Margaret Dods of the Cleikum Inn, St Ronan’s in Scotland wrote and published The Cook and Housewife’s Manual. The instructions for …