Daily Archives: 09/04/2014

Hats for Headaches and Migraines

Recently a friend asked me¬†what early modern people did to combat migraines. From the seventeenth-century manuscript recipe books housed in the Wellcome Library it would appear that many early modern men and women afflicted with migraines, or ‘megrim’, favoured plasters and medicinal hats to relieve their pain. Some of these plasters were relatively simple mixtures …

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