Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine: Old World and New World Traditions
ABC-CLIO, 2004 - 392페이지
Informative and engaging, yet authoritative and well researched, "Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine" reveals previously unexamined connections between folk medicine practices on either side of the Atlantic, as well as within different cultures (Celtic, Native American, etc.) in the United Kingdom and America. For students, school and public libraries, folklorists, anthropologists, or anyone interested in the history of medicine, it offers a unique way to explore the fascinating crossroads where social history, folk culture, and medical science meet.
From the 17th century to the present, the encyclopedia covers remedies from animal, vegetable, and mineral sources, as well as practices combining natural "materia medica" with rituals. Its over 200 alphabetically organized, fully cross-referenced entries allow readers to look up information both by ailment and by healing agent. Entries present both British and North American traditions side by side for easy comparison and identify the surprising number of overlaps between folk and scientific medicine.
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Popular Beliefs and Superstitions: A Compendium of American Folklore from the
For the lower-back pain often known as lumbago, ironing with a flat iron was a
traditional if drastic treatment used in East Anglia until very recent times; the
patient lay down, his back was covered with red flannel, and he was ironed! (D.T.
In much more recent times, well into the twentieth century, they were so
commonly used in East Anglia that most farmers kept one hanging in the shed or
the kitchen, for use on humans and farm animals; barbers frequently kept them