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Can Onions Cure Ear-Ache?

Medical Advice from 1769 by William Buchan, MD

Ed. Melanie King, William Buchan

William Buchan’s Domestic Medicine was an 18th-century bestseller, a self-help manual intended for those who could not afford professional medical assistance. It covered everything from hiccups to consumption but, as Robert Winston writes in his foreword, ‘most remedies in Buchan’s time remained distinctly dodgy’. Melanie King introduces a selection from his A–Z of often hair-raising advice.
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  • Publisher: Bodleian
  • Year: 2012
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781851243822
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.4kg
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