Folk Medicine: The Art and the Science

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American Chemical Society, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 223 pages
Takes the mystery out of miracle cures. Explores the medical practices of non-Western cultures to establish a scientific basis for the successes of folk remedies. Explains why Western medical researchers are increasingly turning their attention to folk medicine for new drugs. Brings together work from many countries and a variety of cultures.

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Aztec Sources of Some Mexican Folk Medicine
Folklore or Pharmacology
The Traditional Medicine of India

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