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Publisher Description

From goddesses and witches to modern-day doctors—an entertaining history of women healers featuring an A–Z of remedies



The woman healer is as old as history—for millennia she has been doctor, nurse, and midwife, and even in the age of modern medicine her wisdom is handed down in the form of old wives' tales. Using extensive research into archives and original texts, and numerous conversations with women in city and countryside, Mary Chamberlain presents a stimulating challenge to the history of orthodox medicine and an illuminating survey of female wisdom which goes back to the earliest times.What are old wives’ tales? Where do they come from? Do they really work? These questions, and many more, are answered in this fascinating compendium of remedies and cures handed down from mother to daughter from the beginning of time. We may all know that stewed prunes are a cure for constipation, but how many of us were aware that a poultice of chicken manure is a remedy for baldness? Or that eel liver will aid a difficult labor?

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2010
December 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
The History Press
SELLER
Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
SIZE
2.5
MB

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