Advertisement for Medicine to Cure the Plague


About this source:

As soon as the Plague reappeared in London, so did quack doctors peddling remedies. There were many different pills and potions available to buy, claiming to provide either cure or immunity. They were often very expensive to buy and claimed, falsely, to have been successfully used in previous epidemics.  This ‘cure’ is advertised in a broadside – a printed bill, cheaply-produced and intended for a wide circulation.

Taken from:  Famous and Effectual Medicine to cure the Plague

Creator:  unknown
Publisher:  [London]
Date created: [1670]
Copyright:  By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark:  HS.74/1512.(6.)