Up for some herbage and heavy metal? No, we don’t mean a rock concert. Episode 3 of ‘Between the Lines’ explores the medical treatments available to those who lived in early 19th century Indiana. The use of garden grown herbs and heavy metals like mercury and copper were standard treatments. Many of those same herbs we still use today.
Featuring Laura Willyard, a domestic history scholar and Scott Frede MD, medicines used by Jacob Weaver and his family are analyzed. You will be surprised and perhaps shocked at what the leading home remedy book of the time prescribed. You’ll also be glad of the modern cures we now use in their place.