Regency Advertisements: A Cure for Gout

This ad appeared in the January 1807 edition of La Belle Assemblee in Bell’s Monthly Compendium of Advertisements. The ad provides a great list, too, of several chemists throughout London.

Regency Health and Medicine: Sleep

Painting of a woman asleep with book in hand

  Sleep was recognized, early on, as an important part of keeping healthy.  From (1828) The book of health: Historian Roger Ekirch published a paper in 2001 demonstrating that humans used to sleep in two … Continue

Regency Advertisements: Lost Happiness Regained (in other words, abortions)

I learn the most interesting things about Regency society reading the advertisments.  Take this week’s knowledge on book prices, or when I learned powdered drinks were not just a modern thing. I spied this ad … Continue

Regency Health and Medicine: A Receipt for Pomade Divine

The New Practice of Cookery, Pastry, Baking, and Preserving (1804) A multipurpose skin balm for a variety of ailments, Pommade Divine is still made today (although the recipe is different than the homemade version).  For … Continue