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Author Moss, Kay.

Title Southern folk medicine, 1750-1820 / Kay K. Moss
Published Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 259 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ch. 12. Nervous diseases -- Ch. 13. Surgery -- Ch. 14. Sympathetic medicine: signs, charms, incantations, and spells -- pt. 3: A domestic materia medica -- Introduction -- Key to sources -- Simples and medicinal preparations fit for home practice -- Appendixes: A. Weights and measures -- B. Classes of medicinal preparations -- C. The southern frontier and the eighteenth century -- D.A blaze of medical knowledge: The eighteenth century -- E. The professional practitioner: physician, surgeon, preacher, or quack
pt. 1: Domestic medicine in the eighteenth century -- Ch. 1. Much that may be called domestic: every man his own doctor -- Ch. 2. The sources: from the pens of eighteenth-century folk -- Ch. 3. The distempers: disease in the eighteenth century -- pt. 2: The remedies -- Ch. 4. General therapies -- Ch. 5. Patent medicines and famous nostrums -- Ch. 6. Acute diseases -- Ch. 7. Chronic internal complaints -- Ch. 8. Common external complaints -- Ch. 9. Disorders of the senses -- Ch. 10. Poisoning -- Ch. 11. Women's disorders
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250) and indexes
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Subject Folklore -- Southern States.
Medicine, Popular -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Traditional medicine -- Southern States -- History.
Traditional medicine -- Southern States -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Formularies as Topic.
Medicine, Traditional -- history.
Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Southeastern United States.
Genre/Form History.
Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585334080 (electronic bk.)
9780585334080 (electronic bk.)