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Irish Folk Medicine

Irish Folk Medicine

Patrick Logan

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Folk medicine was long practised in Ireland and has still not completely died out. The great mass of the population had no access to a doctor, for many the local wise woman or bonesetter was the only hope.

Out of print. Last copies!

Folk medicine, particularly before the rise of medical science in the nineteenth century, was always a curious blend of common sense and nonsense.

Practical observation, and natural cures, went hand in hand with useless and often dangerous remedies.

Dr Patrick Logan traces a comprehensive range of country cures, both for people and animals, practised in Ireland throughout the centuries.

Some go back to early or pre-Christian times and beliefs while others are more recent.

The entire book is a striking testimony to human ingenuity, optimism and endurance.

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Author Patrick Logan
Publisher Appletree Press
Publication date 1 Jan 2009
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781847581402

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