Nowadays, powdered mummy may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for many years it was just what the doctor ordered, as you will hear in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
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This week, Marc Abrahams — with dramatic readings by Daniel Rosenberg — tells about:
- Powdered mummy — ‘“Good Physic but Bad Food”: Early Modern Attitudes to Medicinal Cannibalism and its Suppliers,’ Richard Sugg, Social History of Medicine, vol. 19, no. 2, 2006, pp. 225–40. Here’s a photo of a not-yet-powdered mummy in The British Museum:
The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
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