Aug152012

Victorian Household Medicine

A Household Medicine Cabinet 1870s

1. Powdered ipecacuanah [induce vomiting]
2. Purgative powder
3. Sulphate of quinine [malaria treatment]
4. Chlorodyne [chloroform and morphine tincture]
5. Carbolic acid [antiseptic]
6. Castor Oil
7. Eno’s fruit salts
8. One bottle each of M’Kesson and Robbin’s compound podophyllin and aloes and myrrh pills [for warts and verrucas, also purgative]
9. Stick of nitrate of silver [antibacterial, often used in eyes for conjunctivitis, skin infections, ulcers]
10. Cholera pills
11. Iodine
12. Tabloids of antipyrin and phenacetin [analgesic and antipyretic]
13. Aspirin
14. Salicylate of soda [pain relief, for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis]
15. Boracic acid [disinfectant]
16. Cough lozenges
17. Tabloids of grey powder [mercury in calk, mainly purgative and antisyphilitic]
18. Kaye’s essence of linseed
19. Lint, cotton, wool, linen
20. Oiled silk
21. Roll of adhesive plaster
22. Bandages
23. Dressing forceps

PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Rough draft. Got peeps floating, about to land in the Maltese Tower, back to work after reread. Release date Fall 2013.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013. Working promo schemes.
Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Revised and turned back in.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus by subscription. Print release tentatively Dec. 2012.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.

The manga editions, Vol. available in print, Vol. 2 by subscription to YenPlus.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013

Book News:
New audio interview from San Diego Comic Con with Lytherus.

Quote of the Day:
“Ovid, a Latin poet of lively genius: his works are numerous; but his delicacy of sentiment by no means equals the purity of his diction.”
~ Mangnall 1833
(Talk about a back-handed compliment!)

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