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This Book Was the 'WebMD' of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Domestic Medicine' was the most popular health guide for over 100 years. Which advice still holds up today and which is plain dangerous? Plus, the paternity test, hand-washing and more health-related history.

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    This Book Was the 'WebMD' of the 18th and 19th Centuries

    This Book Was the 'WebMD' of the 18th and 19th Centuries

    In the days before the widespread availability of pharmaceutical drugs, people used natural remedies, creating elixirs and teas made from plants, …

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