7 December 1989
Show More Health for Sale: Quackery in England 1660-1850 by Roy Porter.
Manchester, 280 pp., £19.95, August 1989, 0 7190 1903 6Show More
Popular Errors by Laurent Joubert and Gregory David de Rocher.
University of Alabama Press, 348 pp., $49.95, July 1989, 0 8173 0408 8Show More
Bread of Dreams: Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Europe by Piero Camporesi, translated by David Gentilcore.
Polity, 212 pp., £19.50, May 1989, 0 7456 0349 1Show More
Poisons of the Past: Molds, Epidemics and History by Mary Kilbourne Matossian.
Yale, 190 pp., £18, November 1989, 0 300 03949 2Show More
“... the price of wheat meant so may dead, like it or not, human ingenuity notwithstanding, and regardless of which particular individuals the dead happened to be. Statistics, indeed, are at the base of MaryMatossian’s part-complementary, part-competing thesis in Poisons of the Past. Matossian thinks like Camporesi that food adulteration was a normal part of daily life in all premodern eras: but her ...”