Jul182011

Medicinal Morning Person Hints to Lady Travellers, 1889 (Custard Protocol Special Extras)

I’ve had radio interviews in the mornings over the past few weeks. Many of them are for shows on the East Coast. I enjoy live interviews, but I really am not at my best first thing in the morning. Never have been. As the general rule I am not unlike Bertie Wooster after a night of stealing policeman’s helmets.

My Mum, devout and unabashed morning-person, regards this as a grave character flaw.

The result, in the end, is that while I know I had interviews, and I vaguely remember where I sat holding the phone pressed to my head, I can not remember a single other thing about any of them.

And on that note I leave you with this list of provisions for a medicine chest from Lillias Campbell Davidson’s Hints to Lady Travellers, 1889

  • Lamplough’s Pyretic Saline
  • Eno’s Fruit Salt
  • Quinine Pills
  • Vaseline
  • Cockle’s Pills
  • Holloway’s Pills
  • Holloway’s Ointment
  • Dover’s Power Pills
  • Colocynth and Colchium Pills
  • Pepsine Pills
  • Seidlitz Powders
  • Glycerine
  • Insect Powder
  • Sal Volatile
  • Methylated Spirits
  • Sanitas
  • Tama Indien
  • Eau de Cologne
  • Friar’s Balsam
  • Chlorocyne
  • Tincture of Arnica
  • Essence of Camphor
  • Oiled Silk
  • Mustard Leaves
  • Cough Lozenges
  • Court Plaster
  • Caustic

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Quote of the Day:
“If stays are worn at all, they should be short riding ones; but tight lacing and tricycle riding are deadly foes.”
~ Lillias Campbell Davidson, Hints to Lady Travellers, 1889

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