Research Trip

I’m in Edinburgh this week on a research trip. The Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh has a splendid library, and it holds the William Cullen archive. Cullen was a physician of some repute in the eighteenth century. People wrote to him from all over Britain asking for his help with their various ailments. I am particularly interested in stomach problems and people asking for advice about their daily regimen. I’ve had a great afternoon today reading through lots of letters, and I’m here for another two days.

I might not get any book reviews done until the weekend, but I read Salley Vicker’s The Cleaner of Chartres on the train on the way up north, and it is fantastic. I am really looking forward to writing a glowing review as soon as I can.

The Cleaner of Chartres

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.