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How to Cure the Plague (And Other Curious Remedies)

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Today we are used to reaching for a painkiller when we get a headache, we take anesthetics and antibiotics for granted, and we would not dream of making our own medicines. But until a century ago, that was far from the case, and people had to seek their own remedies or depend on far-from-reliable doctors and apothecaries for everything from an ingrown toenail to amputation. How to Cure the Plague presents a stark reminder of the days when remedies were based on guesswork or superstition, and people swallowed bizarre or revolting mixtures; yet it was not all "toads and brandy"—many herb-based treatments formed the basis of modern medicines. This new book presents a fascinating illustrated compilation of some of the most curious and disturbing cures from history, from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Examples: 19th-century treatment for asthma: "Live a fortnight on boiled carrots only. It seldom fails." An Anglo-Saxon treatment for warts: "For warts take hound's urine and mouse's blood, mixed together, anoint the warts with it, they will soon go away." How to stop hiccups in 1607: "Take thy finger ends, and stop both thine ears very hard, and the hiccup will cease immediately." A Tudor remedy for bedwetting: "A mouse rotted and given to children to eat remedieth wetting the bed." Eighteenth-century first aid: "Take ripe puff-balls. Break them warily and save the powder. Strew this on the wound and bind it on. This will absolutely stop the bleeding of an amputated limb without any cautery."

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Julian Walker
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    144
    Publisher:
    British Library Publishing (September 1, 2013)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780712357012
    ISBN-10:
    0712357017
    Weight:
    16.96oz
    Dimensions:
    6" x 8.5" x 0.88"
    Case Pack:
    32
    File:
    Eloquence-IPG_10012017_complete_onix21-20171003.xml
    Folder:
    Eloquence
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    $14.24
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