Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
The family nurse; or, companion of the frugal housewife, By Mrs Child, author of "The frugal housewife", "Mother's book", "Girl's book", etc. Edited by an eminent English physician.
16.5 x 10.0 cm Pp [1-5] 6-152
The author describes her book in the preface as "a household which the inexperienced may consult on common occasions, or sudden emergencies, when medical advice is either unnecessary, or cannot be obtained'. The contents include chapters on diet, children's medicines, poisons, baths and fomentations, blisters, leeches, and common remedies. There are formulae and receipts for common medicines, ointments, poultices and for herbs and roots.