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Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs

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47 pages
Sprache:
 German
I found it to be somewhat useful yet disappointing.The middle section consists of stories selected to illustrate various treatments.Grandmas, mommas, and even certified physicians treated the sick, lame, and unlucky with what was available: barbed wire and horseshoe nails, cactus, pokeweed, buckeyes, you name it.
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Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs: Frontier Medicine in

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Grandmas, mommas, and even certified physicians treated the sick, lame, and unlucky with what was available: barbed wire and horseshoe nails, cactus, pokeweed, buckeyes, you name it.The author will use uncommon words without explanation (or will add an explanation during the third use of the word three pages later), but will then give a strict definition of what a powder is -- albeit by using words like comminuted and triturated (also without explantion). Not to mention that there are many far more detailed compilations of herbs and folk remedies already in publication. In Search of Israel I told him I did.Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs..

If he helps me it will be a miracle.How did someone learn to turn plants into medicines? In Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs, a practicing pharmacist takes a light-hearted look at the most popular medicines from the frontier days and how they were intended to work. Orientalism It seems like a collection of tall tales.The author often uses bad grammar for atmosphere but only sporadically.