Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels

Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels

The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tales

Book - 1997
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This book covers remedies from ancient Egypt to the rain forests of contemporary Latin America, and challenges the myth that modern clinical practice is the only effective form of medicine. The authors find that modern research often reveals a rational basis for supposedly outdated ideas. Most important, an increasing number of physicians, pharmaceutical researchers, and scientists are beginning to recognize the wealth of knowledge that can be retrieved from abandoned practices of earlier eras in Western medicine and from outside the boundaries of Western ideas entirely.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997
ISBN: 9780395822982
Branch Call Number: 615.88 Ro
Description: 279 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Root-Bernstein, Michèle


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Aug 15, 2013

a fun interesting read, now on my to buy list!


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