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 The authors find that modern research often reveals a rational basis for supposedly outdated ideas.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.

Baker & Taylor
An entertaining, informative survey of alternative medicine from the ancient past to the present and from around the world shows how many such remedies have proved to be scientifically and medically sound, such as the use of maggots to clean infections.

Book News
A physiologist and a historian call on the medical establishment to acknowledge remedies that have proved effective in various parts of the world from ancient Egypt to contemporary Latin America. They explain the biochemical bases for such practices as taking the waters, allowing the formation of laudable pus, and bloodletting. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

& Taylor

Surveys alternative medicine from the ancient past to the present and from around the world

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1997
ISBN: 9780395822982
Branch Call Number: 615.88 ROO
Characteristics: 279 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Root-Bernstein, Michele


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Aug 15, 2013

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


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