Southern Folk Medicine, 1750-1820 by Kay Moss 0000-00-00 00:00:00

eBook Best Deals & PDF Download Southern Folk Medicine, 1750-1820

by Kay Moss
Book Views: 9
Southern Folk Medicine, 1750-1820 by Kay Moss
Author
Kay Moss
Publisher
University of South Carolina Press
Date of release
Pages
278
ISBN
9781570039515
Binding
Paperback
Illustrations
Format
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC
Rating
3
80
Verified safe to download
See available formats

Book review

Southern Folk Medicine, 1750-1820 explores methods of cure during a time when the South relied more heavily on homespun remedies than on professionally prescribed treatments. Bringing to light several previously unpublished primary sources, Kay K. Moss inventories the medical ingredients and practices adopted by physicians, herb women, yeoman farmers, plantation mistresses, merchants, tradesmen, preachers, and quacks alike. Moss shows how families passed down cures as heirlooms, how remedies crossed cultural and ethnic boundaries, and how domestic healers compounded native herbs and plants with exotic ingredients. Moss assembles her picture of domestic medical practice largely from an analysis of twelve commonplace books--or repositories of information, medical and otherwise--kept by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century southerners. She reveals that men and women of all social classes collected medical guidance and receipts in handwritten journals. Whether well educated or unlettered, many preferred home remedies over treatment by the region's few professional physicians.
Of particular interest to natural historians, an extensive guide to medicinal plants, their scientific names, and their traditional uses is also included.

Find and Download Book — Southern Folk Medicine, 1750-1820

Click one of share button to proceed download:
Choose server for download:
Download
Get It!
File size:14 mb
Estimated time:1 min
If not downloading or you getting an error:
  • Try another server.
  • Try to reload page — press F5 on keyboard.
  • Clear browser cache.
  • Clear browser cookies.
  • Try other browser.
  • If you still getting an error — please contact us and we will fix this error ASAP.
Sorry for inconvenience!
For authors or copyright holders
Amazon Affiliate

Go to Removal form

Leave a comment

Readers reviews