Transcribing the Documents of 18th Century Physicians

My first task, once I returned home, was to transcribe and otherwise read all the documents I had collected. This task was a quite substantial one for several reasons – A) The vast majority of them are in French. I can read these, albeit much slower than I can with English B) The French is…
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Doctors in the French Archives

Hello everyone! It has been a while. Frankly, I’ve been working on my project for several weeks now. Officially, I began shortly after my first blog post, in the middle of May. I was in Montpelier, France at that point, at the main site where I was conducting my research. Montpelier is the location of the…
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Peste and Plague Doctors

Greetings! How goes it? I’m Katherine Barlow, and this summer, I will be the demonic voice inside your head telling you about The Plague. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!