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

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Macmillan, 1999 - Alternative medicine - 279 pages
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HONEY, MUD, MAGGOTS, AND OTHER MEDICAL MARVELS: The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tales

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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 ... Read full review

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

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The title of this informative and stimulating book suggests that medical cures often lie closer to natural and folk treatment than we sometimes like to admit. The authors, a professor of physiology ... Read full review


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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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