New book on Quaker doctors in Georgian Bristol

Pills, Shocks and Jabs

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

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