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Old Wives Tales
By Mary Chamberlain

Old Wives Tales

The History of Remedies, Charms and Spells

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Old Wives Tales by Mary Chamberlain

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We may all know that dandelions make us wet the bed, and that stewed prunes are a cure for constipation, but how many of us were aware that a poultice of chicken manure is a remedy for baldness? Or that eel liver will aid a difficult labour? The woman healer is as old as history. For millennia she has been doctor, nurse and midwife, and even in the age of modern medicine her wisdom is handed down in the form of old wives' tales. Using extensive research into archives and original texts, and numerous conversations with women in city and countryside, Mary Chamberlain presents a stimulating challenge to orthodox medicine and an illuminating history of female wisdom which goes back to the earliest times. What are old wives' tales? Where do they come from? Do they really work? These questions, and many more, are answered in this fascinating compendium of remedies and cures handed down from mother to daughter from the beginning of time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752439914
ISBN-10: 075243991X
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: NPI Media Group
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Chamberlain

Mary Chamberlain is Professor of History at Oxford Brookes University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of a range of academic, editorial and government advisory boards. She has also held visiting professorships at the University of the West Indies and at New York University. She lives in London.

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