Monday, May 16, 2022
In the 18th-century United States and England, abortion was common enough that there were slang terms for it, like "taking the cold," "taking the trade" and "bringing down the flowers." In the Revolutionary War era and the decades after, most homes would have had a medical manual ... These books included recipes for concoctions that could induce menses that had been "blocked" or "suppressed" - a common way to refer to early pregnancy.
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