Culinary Tales for Your Ails – October 6, 2020

Join Archivist Chrissie Perella for a look at some of the Historical Medical Library’s collection of recipe books!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 5:30pm-6:30pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free
Virtual
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What secrets do historical recipe books hold? Some of them have recipes for food and drink. Others include recipes for medicines, soap, toothpaste, and ink. Earlier recipe books often contain recipes of all types: culinary, medical, and household. How did people use available ingredients to treat illnesses? What did past home remedies for coughs and colds involve?

Join Archivist Chrissie Perella for a look at some of the Historical Medical Library’s recipe books, including the Elizabeth Coates Paschall receipt book. Paschall was born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1702, and was a well-known lay medical practitioner in her community. Her recipe book contains her own recipes, those copied down from medical texts, and those shared by her neighbors.

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