Tag Archives: Aetius of Amida

Let the Sun Shine

As this is published, I will be giving a joint lecture for the British Society of Pharmacy and the Welsh School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. I was really honoured to be invited to do this, and I feel this … Continue reading

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Cerative focus

┬áSo my experiment with a cerate for mastitis was not a success last week; the preparation was far too hard to be applied. Obstinate as I am, I decided to do so more research and try again. Mentions of cerate … Continue reading

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Navigating the high seas

This week I interrupt my series on the history of breastfeeding to describe my most daring experiment with ancient cosmetics yet. How fitting then that the recipe I attempted to recreate is attributed to a certain Pelagia, whose name evokes … Continue reading

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Ich bin ein soapy Berliner

┬áThis week I have been to Berlin for a workshop on ancient scientific, technical and medical texts. I have been to this workshop almost every year since 2005, and it is always lovely to see old friends and make new … Continue reading

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