Curious Cures of Old England by Nigel Cawthorne
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Curious Cures of Old England
By Nigel Cawthorne

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Curious Cures of Old England by Nigel Cawthorne

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Another highly entertaining trawl through the byways of English history by the author of The Strange Laws of Old England. The history of medicine in Britain is full of the most bizarre cures for all manner of ailments, from the plague to the pox. A 16th century cure for dizziness was: Take a young swallow from her nest when the crescent moon is in Virgo; cut off the head and let the blood run into a vessel containing frankincense; then give it to the patient when the moon is waning. But amidst all the eccentric - and sometimes lethal! - treatments there were some that, incredibly, seemed to work; and they form the basis of many of the medicines we know today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780749950729
ISBN-10: 0749950722
Format: Hardback
(204mm x 133mm x 26mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Portrait
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nigel Cawthorne

Nigel Cawthorne has been a writer for nearly 30 years, writing a number of successful popular history books; he is the author of the best-selling Sex Lives of... series, as well as a recent biography of Alexander the Great. The Strange Laws of Old England 0749950366 was published by Portrait in September 2004. Nigel Cawthorne lives in London.

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