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By Gabrielle Hatfield

Informative and fascinating, but authoritative and good researched, Encyclopedia of people drugs unearths formerly unexamined connections among folks medication practices on each side of the Atlantic, in addition to inside varied cultures (Celtic, local American, etc.) within the uk and the US. for college kids, university and public libraries, folklorists, anthropologists, or a person attracted to the historical past of medication, it deals a distinct strategy to discover the interesting crossroads the place social background, folks tradition, and scientific technology meet.From the seventeenth century to the current, the encyclopedia covers treatments from animal, vegetable, and mineral resources, in addition to practices combining common materia medica with rituals. Its over two hundred alphabetically equipped, totally cross-referenced entries let readers to appear up details either via disease and by way of therapeutic agent. Entries current either British and North American traditions part by means of aspect for simple comparability and determine the remarkable variety of overlaps among folks and medical drugs.

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