Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels by Robert S. Root-Bernstein
The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tales

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This book covers remedies from ancient Egypt to the rain forests of contemporary Latin America, and challenges the myth that modern clinical practice is the only effective form of medicine. The authors find that modern research often reveals a rational basis for supposedly outdated ideas. Most important, an increasing number of physicians, pharmaceutical researchers, and scientists are beginning to recognize the wealth of knowledge that can be retrieved from abandoned practices of earlier eras in Western medicine and from outside the boundaries of Western ideas entirely.
 

About Robert S. Root-Bernstein

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Root-Bernstein is a professor of physiology at Michigan State University and the winner of a MacArthur fellowship. Michele Root-Bernstein is the author of "Honey, Mud, Maggots, & Other Medical Marvels". She and her husband Robert live in Michigan.
 
Published September 30, 1997 by Houghton Mifflin. 279 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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In keeping with their belief that medicine ought to support culturally diverse therapies, they offer some stimulating ideas on finding, evaluating, and marketing effective folk remedies.

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