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Desperate Remedies?

The History Society Presents … Alun Withey What was it like to experience illness or surgery during the seventeenth century? This was a time when trained doctors were rare, surgery excruciatingly painful, if not fatal, and remedies concocted from a … Continue reading

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News from the classroom … What was the Black Death?

History Foundation Module: What was the Black Death? What was the Black Death? The answer – as every schoolchild knows – is simple: the Black Death was the bubonic plague (or Yersinia Pestis to give it its scientific name). It’s … Continue reading

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Forthcoming paper: Alun Withey on early modern medicine

‘The ‘Dyn Hysbys’ and the Doctor: reassessing the medical history of early modern Wales’ Wednesday 29 October 2008 2.30pm, D121b, University of Glamorgan (Treforest Campus) Alun Withey graduated with first class honours in History from Glamorgan in 2005 and his … Continue reading

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