How to Cure the Plague and Other Curious Remedies

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Can you reduce flatulence by avoiding drinks containing 'elastic air', suppress toothache by carrying a dead man's tooth or relieve headaches by pouring molten lead into a dish of water on your head? In this compilation of tips found in medical texts from the Middle Ages onwards, Julian Walker contrasts dubious remedies founded on guesswork and superstition with those using sounder science that have been developed into effective modern medicines.

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How to Cure the Plague and Other Curious Remedies

How to Cure the Plague and Other Curious Remedies

Hardback138pp Illustrated

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Can you reduce flatulence by avoiding drinks containing 'elastic air', suppress toothache by carrying a dead man's tooth or relieve headaches by pouring molten lead into a dish of water on your head? In this compilation of tips found in medical texts from the Middle Ages onwards, Julian Walker contrasts dubious remedies founded on guesswork and superstition with those using sounder science that have been developed into effective modern medicines.

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