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The curious cures of Old England by Nigel Cawthorne (Hardback 2005) USED

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Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the book cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publication Year: 22/09/2005 Subject: Humour, Trivia & Puzzles
Format: Hardback Subject 2: Humour: Collections & General
Language: English ISBN: 9780749950729

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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.
 
Key Features
Author(s) Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Date of Publication 22/09/2005
Language(s) English
Format Hardback
ISBN-10 0749950722
ISBN-13 9780749950729
Genre Humour: Collections & General
Publication Data
Place of Publication London
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Imprint Portrait
Out-of-print date 15/11/2011
Content Note 60 illustrations
Dimensions
Weight 418 g
Width 133 mm
Height 204 mm
Spine 26 mm
Pagination 272
Description
Table Of Contents 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 lethall - treatments there were some that, incredibly, seemed to work; and they form the basis of many of the medicines we know today.
Author Biography 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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