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HONEY, MUD, MAGGOTS, AND OTHER MEDICAL MARVELS: The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tales

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

What would at first appear to be a collection of entertaining anecdotes about some weird-sounding, even stomach-churning old remedies is in fact much more: a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of medical traditions. The Root-Bernsteins—he's a MacArthur fellow and physiologist (Michigan State Univ.), she's an award-winning writer of history- -have selected only those treatments that have been ... Read full review

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