Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels

  • by Robert S. Root-Bernstein, Michèle M. Root-Bernstein
  • Narrated by Nelson Runger
  • 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Written with wit and narrative force, Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels is an enriching excursion into the world of folk medicine. The award-winning team of Robert and Michèle Root-Bernstein provide a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of medical traditions. In addition to the honey, mud, and maggots used in wound therapy, the Root-Bernsteins unearth cures that range from ancient Egypt to the rain forests of contemporary Latin America. Whether it’s the medicinal use of clay or the components of urine, all the cures in this book have one thing in common: They have stood the test of time because they work. With Nelson Runger’s dynamic and sensitive narration, this studied collection of entertaining anecdotes about some weird-sounding - even stomach-churning - old remedies is in fact much more. It is a dazzling step into the closely-guarded secrets of medicine.


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Customer Reviews

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How valid is their "research"

The book is interesting on its own. However some statistics quoted may be misleading. I would take most of their "latest" research with a grain of salt.
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- budsmom

Brilliant wealth of information

Not in the medical fiend? It doesn't matter this book is truly for everyone written so that anyone can understand its marvels
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- Kclm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books