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Revolting Remedies from the Middle Ages

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For a zitty face.Take urine eight days old and heat it over the fire; wash your face with it morning and night.In late medieval England, ordinary people, apothecaries and physicians gathered up practical medical tips for everyday use. While some were sensible herbal cures, many were weird and wonderful. This book selects some of the most revolting or remarkable remedies from medieval manuscripts in the Bodleian Library in Oxford.There are embarrassing ailments and painful procedures, icky ingredients and bizarre beliefs. The would-be doctors seem oblivious to pain, and any animal, vegetable or mineral, let alone bodily fluid, can be ground up, smeared on or inserted for medical benefit. Similar ingredients are used in 'recipes' for how to make yourself invisible, how to make a woman love you, how to stop dogs from barking at you and how to make freckles disappear.Written in the down-to-earth speech of the time, these remedies often blur the distinction between medicine and magic. They also give a humorous insight into the strange ideas, ingenuity and bravery of men and women in the Middle Ages, and a glimpse of the often gruesome history of medicine through time.The remedies have been collected and transcribed from fifteenth-century manuscripts by students at the University of Oxford. Modern English translations, for easier reading, are given alongside the original Middle English.

Notes and Queries A Medium of Inter Communication for Literary Men Artists Antiquaries Genealogists Etc

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Notes and Queries

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Graham s Illustrated Magazine of Literature Romance Art and Fashion

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The Literary annual register and catalogue raisonn of new publications afterw Churton s literary register and London miscellany

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New Curiosities of Literature

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Blood Bleeding and Blood Transfusion in Mid nineteenth Century American Medicine

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The Medico chirurgical Review and Journal of Practical Medicine

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The Shamrock

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A History of the Middle Ages

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Boston Medical and Surgical Journal

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Ciba Symposia

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The Transylvania Journal of Medicine and the Associate Sciences

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Beasts and Bawdy

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Medieval man had a strange view of the animal kingdom which was filled with monsters such as dragons and unicorns, satyrs and centaurs, not to mention manticores. How these and other legends came to be and an examination of the bestiaries of the times are the focus of this book.

Synthesis

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Graham s Illustrated Magazine

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Graham s American Monthly Magazine of Literature Art and Fashion

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Collier s Encyclopedia with Bibliography and Index

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A History of Clinical Psychiatry

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The last 20 years have seen a growth in interest in the history of psychiatry. Emphasis has been given to social topics, moral treatment and psychiatry as a profession, but little work has been produced on the internal history of individual diseases and their medico-social context.

Psychotherapy Centre Publishing Co v 3 1909

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