Bristol author Peter Cullimore has sent us details of his new book.
Peter writes: “It’s called ‘Pills, Shocks & Jabs – the Remarkable Dissenting Doctors of Georgian Bristol’, and is mainly about 18th century Quakers who overcame prejudice against religious dissenters to flourish in medicine. I think the book will interest many Quakers in [the region], especially as there is a whole section on the family roots of Joseph Fry in West Wiltshire. Fry trained and practised as an apothecary (GP/chemist), before starting to manufacture chocolate as a health product in Bristol.”
Pills, Shocks & Jabs is reviewed on the Bristol Historical Association website. Copies are available for £12 from independent bookshops, including Mr B’s Emporium in John Street, Bath, and the Quaker Bookshop in London. Or you can order it from the publisher Bristol Books: www.bristolbooks.org