Tallow Plaster - original book frontispiece

Tallow Plaster

Recipe for a ‘Tallow Plaster’ from Dr. Chase’s Recipe’s; published in 1866. This is a recipe for what we now would call ‘butterfly stitches; although somewhat more substantial.

Myrrh tree

Myrrh – A Magi’s Cure

Why ‘Myrrh – A Magi’s Cure’ ? The first meeting with Myrrh for most people in western cultures would have been as one of the gifts that the three wise men (the Magi) brought to the infant Jesus; but Myrrh has a history dating back thousands of years that boasts antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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