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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as in Britain (Welsch 1966:342), nutmeg (Myristica fragrams) (Hyatt 1965:250),
potato (Fogel 1915: 305), elderberry leaves (Hyatt 1965:250), oakum (UCLA
Folklore Archives 5_7593), and the rattles of rattlesnakes (Hyatt 1965: 250).
As in Britain, the fumes from a cattle shed or horse stall (Hyatt 1965: 252) were
inhaled, or those from the skunk (Reynolds 1950: 13). Drinking warm milk from a
red cow was considered helpful (Hyatt 1965:252), and goat's milk was also ...
They could be caused by counting stars (Espinosa 1910:414), by letting the
moon shine on the face (Brown 1952–1964, 6: 102), or by sleeping with the head
raised (Hyatt 1965: 161). The numbers and positions of wrinkles on the face and