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Wed 17 Apr: Charlbury WI April meeting - Can Onions Cure Ear-ache? Medical Advice from the 1700s - a talk by Melanie King

William Buchan’s ‘Domestic Medicine’ was the book an 18th-century Briton would have turned to if they were struck by illness. The Scottish physician recommended cow dung for some common ailments, prescribed crushed oyster shells for heartburn and counted powdered Spanish fly and genital trusses among his stranger bits of advice. Nevertheless, some of it still holds true today. Historical non-fiction writer Melanie King will be giving us a talk about medical advice from the 1700s. To be followed by tea, coffee & cake. Charlbury WI is always happy to welcome visitors and new members (ladies only please). 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall. Any enquiries please make contact on charlburywi@oxfordshirewi.co.uk.

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