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The Curious Cures of Old England by Nigel Cawthorne

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The Curious Cures of Old England by Nigel Cawthorne

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Another highly entertaining trawl through the byways of English history by the author of The Strange Laws of Old England The history of medicine in Britain is full of the most bizarre cures for all manner of ailments, from the plague to the pox.

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Another highly entertaining trawl through the byways of English history by the author of The Strange Laws of Old England. The history of medicine in Britain is full of the most bizarre cures for all manner of ailments, from the plague to the pox. A 16th century cure for dizziness was: Take a young swallow from her nest when the crescent moon is in Virgo; cut off the head and let the blood run into a vessel containing frankincense; then give it to the patient when the moon is waning. But amidst all the eccentric - and sometimes lethal! - treatments there were some that, incredibly, seemed to work; and they form the basis of many of the medicines we know today.

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SKU GOR000527163
Title The Curious Cures of Old England
Author By (author) Nigel Cawthorne
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2005
Page Number 256
ISBN 0749950722
ISBN13 9780749950729
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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