1733 Primitive Physic

We have begun work on five more 1773 “Primitive Physic” books that were first written and published by the Rev. John Wesley in 1749.  I stitched the book, in the photo below, on the back porch this warm October afternoon.

 

This fun and informative period medical book is 456 pages in length. Rev. John Wesley (1703-1791) was not only the founder of Methodism, but also wrote widely in other areas of concern. Wesley realized that medicine was not available to all. His aim in writing “Primitive Physic” was to bring practical medical advice to workers and others who could not afford private doctors.

 

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