Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels - The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tales-logo

Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels - The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tales

Michèle Root-Bernstein

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Genres:

Medicine

Description:

Written with wit and narrative force, Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels is an enriching excursion into the world of folk medicine. The award-winning team of Robert and MichelE Root-Bernstein provide a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of medical traditions. In addition to the honey, mud, and maggots used in wound therapy, the Root-Bernsteins unearth cures that range from ancient Egypt to the rain forests of contemporary Latin America. Whether it’s the medicinal use of clay or the components of urine, all the cures in this book have one thing in common: they have stood the test of time because they work. With Nelson Runger’s dynamic and sensitive narration, this studied collection of entertaining anecdotes about some weird-sounding—even stomach-churning—old remedies is in fact much more. It is a dazzling step into the closely-guarded secrets of medicine.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Root-Bernstein, Nelson Runger

Length:

11h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

13:56


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

41:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

44:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

46:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

49:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

41:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

49:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:27