Honey, mud, maggots, and other medical marvels: the science behind folk remedies and old wives' tales

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Houghton Mifflin, Sep 1, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 279 pages
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An entertaining, informative survey of alternative medicine from the ancient past to the present and from around the world shows how many such remedies have proved to be scientifically and medically sound, such as the use of maggots to clean infections.

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Review: Honey Mud Maggots and Other Medical Marvel

User Review  - Willa Grant - Goodreads

I really liked this book for the research into old & ancient medical treatments, I just wish that the authors were able to cast as critical an eye on modern medicine as they do on old treatments. It ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Margaret Skea - Goodreads

So much here to fascinate. I generally reserve 5* for books that I will read and read again, and this is one of them - I've read it, listened to it on CD and read it again. Great for car journeys ... Read full review

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Contents

Antique Modernities
1
Old Wives Tales and the Clinic
6
A Flyblown Idea
21
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Root-Bernstein is a professor of physiology at Michigan State University and the winner of a MacArthur fellowship.

Michele Root-Bernstein is the author of "Honey, Mud, Maggots, & Other Medical Marvels". She and her husband Robert live in Michigan.

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