Product review for Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine: Old World and New World Traditions
A wide-ranging compilation on the materia medica of the ordinary people of Britain and North America, comparing practices in both places.
• Over 200 A–Z entries on all aspects of folk medicine from asthma and childbirth to poultice and warts
• Primary source documents from a variety of public archives and private collections
• Illustrations of plant, animal, and mineral sources for folk remedies
• Complete and extensive end-of-entry references