Learn more about the first book in English on pregnancy, birth, and newborn care: The Byrth of Mankynde, 1540.
What was measles like for people before vaccination? Watch or read about measles in the Tudor era.
In 1913, breastfeeding was highly recommended by medical professionals due to the high infant mortality associated with cow milk substitutes. But how were new mothers educated about breastfeeding? The recommendations might surprise you. Boracic acid, anyone?
Imagine a world where there are no books about keeping your baby healthy in your language, even in your country: that was the case in England until Thomas Phaer published “The Boke of Chyldren” in 1544.