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August 12 – The talented Thomas Phaer and his interesting remedies

On this day in Tudor history, 12th August 1560, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, translator, lawyer, physician and paediatrician Thomas Phaer (Fair) made his will after suffering an accident.

Phaer has become known as the “Father of English Paediatrics” for his works, which include “The Book of Children”.

Find out more about this man and hear about some of his rather interesting remedies for caring for children.

You can read The Book of Children here:
https://archive.org/details/thomasphaerbokeo00boweuoft/page/ii

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August 12 – The talented Thomas Phaer and his interesting remedies