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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Bowling Green, KY: Kentucky Folklore Society, 1968. Burns There seems to have
been a widespread tradition throughout Britain that certain individuals could cure
burns. In Scotland a belief existed that anyone licking the liver of a newly killed ...
In parts of Scotland, blue woollen threads worn around the neck were thought to
avert fever (Black 1883: 113). In Northamptonshire a lace given freely by a
woman must be worn by a fever sufferer for nine days (Notes and Queries: 36). In
Sulphur, mixed with either molasses or cream of tartar, provided another
springtime tonic (Brown 1952–1964, 6: 116), as it did in Scotland. Among Native
Americans, more than 160 genera of plants have been used as tonics! (Moerman